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Call for Applications: Post-2015 Youth Global Strategy Meeting WHY? Young people have an important role to play in the lead up to the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
With the 2014 International AIDS Conference is around the corner, let's make sure that the issues of women and AIDS, including gender equality and SRHR, are reflected in the program me. Visit www.aids2014.org to submit a late-breaker abstract.
The PACT, a collaboration across 25 youth-led and youth-serving organisations, with support from UNAIDS, has launched a parental consent survey for young people (under 30) to gather their opinions on how parental consent laws impact their access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and harm reduction services and, importantly, collect information on their first-hand experiences. One of the five goals underlined in the framework of the PACT is to eliminate the legal and policy barriers that young people face in accessing SRH and harm reduction services across the world, starting with
GCWA: The GCWA commends the ICW Global for its leadership and joins its call to Namibian authorities to uphold the SRHR of women in all their diversity
The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS commends the International Community of Women Living with HIV for its leadership and joins its call to Namibian authorities to uphold the sexual and reproductive rights of women in all their diversity, and to put an end to forced or coerced sterilization of women living with HIV Since 2008, lawsuits against the government of Namibia have been filed for sterilizing women living with HIV, without their consent.
ICW: The International Community of Women Living with HIV: Global Statement to the 58th Commission on the Status of Women: Reclaim the Right to Motherhood for Women Living with HIV
The forced and coerced sterilization of women living with HIV is a serious violation of our fundamental human rights to bodily integrity, informed consent and to our rights as women to make our own reproductive choices. Forcible and coercive sterilization is a widespread form of institutionalized violence against women and a part of a systemic pattern of violations of the sexual and reproductive rights experienced globally by women living with HIV.
UN Women seeks a qualified firm/ institution or team of individual consultants to design and conduct a Global Review of HIV/AIDS Treatment Access for Women.
The Women's Networking Zone would like to welcome you to the first of its monthly newsletters leading up to AIDS2014!
What emerges is a picture of extensive abuse that affects many women’s lives but is systematically underreported to the authorities. The scale of violence against women is therefore not reflected by official data. This FRA survey is the first of its kind on violence against women across the 28 Member States of the European Union. It is based on interviews with 42,000 women across the EU, who were asked about their experiences of physical, sexual and psychological violence, including incidents of intimate partner violence (‘domestic violence’).
2014 marks nearly four decades since the United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day, and over a century since its first commemoration by women all over the globe.
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