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Language matters. It impacts on how we think about ourselves, as individuals within our families and within society. As advocates and activists, we constantly use language as a tool to effect change. People living with HIV have been critical in shaping this language over the last 30 years and still play a central role in ensuring that new discourse in the HIV field does not stigmatize, but rather that it catalyzes empowerment for our community members.
The GCWA welcomes the increasing commitment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria to women’s rights and gender equality. To access the update click here: GCWA update on Global Fund new funding model.pdf
Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by WHO in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council. The report, Global and regional estimates of violence against women: Prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence, represents the first systematic study of global data on the prevalence of violence against women – both by partners and non-partners.
Since 2004, the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA) has been a dynamic alliance of diverse stakeholders partnering to promote gender equality, health and rights for all women and girls. Nearly a decade later, commemorating International Women's Day, the GCWA was re-launched with renewed commitment to strongly position the issues of women in all their diversity and AIDS in the current sustainable development discourse.
To apply for this training course, complete the online application at: www.menengage.org/mati2013application. For further information, please go to www.mengage.org/mati2013course. About the course ‘Masculinities, Leadership and Gender Justice in Sub-Saharan Africa’ is a short, intensive, ten-day residential course which seeks to expand the skills and knowledge of women and men in the Sub-Saharan Africa region to scale up work on engaging men and boys in gender equality, and build a network of leaders and gender justice advocates.
Eligible global and regional networks are invited to apply for a grant to support core-funding and/or programmatic needs of the network for up to two years (2014/2015). The deadline for submission of proposals is 22 July 2013 at 12:00 CET. For more information visit the Robert Carr Fund website.
Sexual and Reproductive Rights: The Unfinished Cairo Agenda: Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health for All
The international community faces a historic opportunity. Nearly 20 years ago, in 1994, 179 nations committed to protect the reproductive health and rights of women and girls at the landmark UN International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo.
HLM Information Note #1 to GCWA members: Be Part of the Process: the 2011 United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS (HLM) This information note seeks to provide our membership with key information about the upcoming HLM. Stay tuned for a second information note, to be released the week of May 16th, which will focus on key messages for women and girls. When and where will the HLM take place? The 2011 HLM will take place in New York from 8 -10 June 2011.
Meheret (Mimi) Melles serves as a member of the International Working Group of Youth RISE, an international, youth-led network of young people committed to a right-based approach to evidence-based information and services, harm reduction and drug policy reform.
Since 2004, the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA) has been a dynamic alliance of diverse stakeholders partnering to promote gender equality, health and rights for all women and girls. Nearly a decade later, commemorating International Women's Day, the GCWA was re-launched with renewed commitment. The relaunch took place on March 9 in New York as world leaders, women's rights advocates and members of United Nations family convened at the 57th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), to negotiate, advocate and share knowledge on the health and rights of women and girls.
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