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3 Mar, 2012

Zimbabwe / women's empowerment: Rural Women Speak Out for Education, Economic Empowerment

It’s a pleasure for Rozaria Memorial Trust to be present here at the 56th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, in New York. Its an honour to be one of the rural women to speak out during this NGO Consultation Day, which is attended by over a thousand people including Nobel Laureate Lemma Gbowee and UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet. My name is Hilda Chitsanzara. I am 46 years old, married with 3 children and 2 grand children. I am a business woman who is into crafts, cross-border trading and run a small gold mine. I have only primary education.

1 Mar, 2012

HIV vertical transmission: Building women's meaningful participation in the scale-up of prevention of vertical transmission programmes

The AIDS Legal Network (ALN), South Africa, and the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA), in partnership with a diversity of networks of women living with and affected by HIV, and women’s rights advocates from the sexual and reproductive health and rights movement, are pleased to share the briefing paper:  Building women’s meaningful participation in the scale-up of prevention of vertical transmission programmes.pdf   This paper emerges from the virtual consultation undertaken in late 2011, which sought to support the implementation of the Global Plan, with a particular foc

28 Feb, 2012

GCWA: Report of GCWA annual steering committee report now available

The GCWA secretariat is  pleased to share the report of the GCWA steering committee meeting, which took place 17-18 November of last year. The report includes a summary of key discussions, as well as of the decisions made by the Steering Committee at the meeting, which include:   To determine the future course of the GCWA, an external evaluation will be undertaken.

15 Feb, 2012

International AIDS Conference: Scholarship Applications for AIDS 2012

The International Scholarship Programme is open to everyone around the world.

8 Feb, 2012

Global / International AIDS Conference: Letter of concern regarding absence of women living with HIV, youth, and women of color

To read the original letter, click here:  Letter of concern regarding absence of women living with HIV, youth, and women of color.pdf

6 Feb, 2012

Harm Reduction: GCWA Women, HIV and Harm Reduction brief available in Russian

To access the document, click here/Чтобы получить доступ к документу нажмите здесь:  Harm Reduction Brief (2012) Russian.pdf

1 Feb, 2012
Tags: policy

Washington AIDS Conference: GCWA letter to IAC coordinating committee

Dear Dr. Havlir and Dr. Katabira,   The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS, a worldwide alliance of civil society groups, networks of women living with HIV, women’s organizations, AIDS service organizations, and the United Nations system, welcomes the theme of the forthcoming conference Turning the Tide Together, with its strong focus on ending the HIV epidemic.

31 Jan, 2012
Tags: policy

Asia Pacific / HLM: Civil society perspectives on the 2011 HIV/AIDS

The latest factsheet on Women and Girls and the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV that APA Secretariat, in collaboration with APCASO has developed. Part of the InFocus series, this factsheet zooms in on what the Declaration means for the lives of women and girls in Asia and the Pacific in the context of the challenges they face, and policy and programme responses needed to overcome these, and highlights the three targets and elimination commitments that are most crucial for women and girls. To read the document click here:  Civil Society Perspectives on the 2011 HIV:AIDS HLM.pdf

16 Jan, 2012

Geneva: GCWA-YWCA partnership in action

Common Concern, a magazine that documents and profiles the work of the movement. Published three times a year, Common Concern, highlights the global issues women and girls face around the world as they relate to the World YWCA's strategic plan. The World YWCA is a founding member of the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS, and its General Secretary, Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda part of the GCWA Steering Committee. The Global Coalition supported women from diverse communities to attend the IWS and collaborated with partners to host two breakout sessions during the event.

5 Jan, 2012

Abstract submission deadline 2 weeks away: International HIV Treatment as Prevention Workshop - abstract subsmission deadline

The abstract submission deadline for the 2nd International HIV Treatment as Prevention Workshop is three weeks away. Please see below for links to the abstract system and other relevant information. SPECIAL NOTICE: The International AIDS Society would like to advise workshop participants that presentations of research findings at this workshop will not preclude their consideration for presentation at the 2012 International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC. If needed, please respond to this email for further clarification.




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