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Pye Jakobsson, born 1968, is from Stockholm, Sweden. She is a sex worker activist and former sex worker. She is the co-founder of the national organization for sex workers in Sweden, Rose Alliance, a board member of NSWP (the Global Network of Sex Work Projects), as well as a member of INPUD (the international network of people who use drugs). She is working as a project manager at HIV-Sweden.
First and foremost I am a mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunty, granddaughter, mentor, employee, advocate and a woman who has been living with HIV for 19 years. I am a long time member of the women @NAPWHA network, advising on women and HIV in Australia for the National Association of people living with HIV.
Shanique Campbell is a vibrant twenty-two year old Jamaican feminist and youth activist. She is extremely passionate about youth and their need to be empowered irrespective of whatever life challenges that they may face. She has years of experience working with youth and leadership and has coordinated the premier leadership course at the University of the West Indies- Mona. She holds a BSc.
Annah Irungu, Founder & Excutive Director of Teenagers Plus CBO – Kenya, is a psychology professional with a background as a life-skills trainer for adolescents and teenagers over the last 12 years. Annah is a trainer counselor and with immense hands on community leadership focusing on rights of adolescents sexual reproductive health rights, including family planning services for women and girls at community levels, a platform that propelled her as a global advocate for universal access and the status of women and is a prominent feature in internati
Background The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA) is a worldwide alliance bringing together civil society groups, including networks of women living with HIV, women’s rights organizations, AIDS service organizations, faith-based organizations, networks of women from key populations, care-giving networks, men and boy’s organizations working explicitly for gender equality, the private sector, and the United Nations system.
Women advocates have called for a strengthened committment by the Global Fund to women's health and rights.
As CSW approaches, UN Women Watch is updating its inter-agency resource pages on violence against women and HIV: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/directory/violence_against_women_3004.htm http://www.un.org/womenwatch/directory/hiv_aids_10306.htm The 2013 CSW session will focus on the following areas: Priority Theme: Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls Review Theme: The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS. GCWA members and all interested parties are invited to share any major pu
See below a message from the Global Network of People Living with HIV: GNP+ in collaboration with ICSS, SAA, ICASO and UNAIDS would like to invite you to participate in a consultation process to ensure that knowledge and experiences of key populations and communities affected by HIV will help shape the post-2015 development goals. We believe that your participation in this process is essential to protect gains that have been made and to scale up the response to HIV in the coming years! Concretely we invite you to: 1.
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