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The latest from the GCWA
This International Women's Day, the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA) welcomes renewed efforts to achieve a world where gender equality is a reality. We have witnessed positive steps forward to address HIV and gender based violence. The United Nations Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS: Intensifying our Efforts to Eliminate HIV/AIDS is guiding global action to respond to HIV. It specifically pledges to eliminate gender inequalities and gender-based abuse and violence.
Global / Gender-based violence: Michel Sidibé and Eric Goosby speak out on International Women's Day
This week marks the opening of the 57th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and this Friday, March 8th, is International Women's Day. It is therefore a fitting moment for the global community to reflect on the collective progress we have made in improving the status of women and girls around the world, and to recommit ourselves to realizing a day when all women and girls have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and contribute fully to their societies. As the heads of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the U.S.
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Khartini Slamah is transgender person (male to female). She has been involved in HIV/AIDS for the last 25 years. she is an advocate for Transgender and sex workers rights. She is also a board member of Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN), Board member of MSMGF Trans Ref Group, Program Advisory Committee of Red Umbrella Fund and Executive Board Member of Global Network Of Sex Worker (NSWP).
Dr Lydia Mungherera is a medical doctor, living positively with HIV. She has been a peer educator since 1998, a member of the Ugandan national network of people living with HIV and the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS since 2002. She is a treatment, gender and human rights activist for HIV positive women. She is passionate about the sexual and reproductive health rights of mothers living with HIV. She founded the Mama’s Club Uganda in 2004, addressing psychosocial needs and reproductive heath rights of rural mothers living with HIV.
Mabel Bianco is a feminist medical doctor, Master in Public Health and specializing in Epidemiology and medical statistic. Founder and President, since 1999, of Fundación para Estudio e Investigación de la Mujer (FEIM), an NGO working to improve women's rights in Argentina, among many international and regional networks. She is co-coordinator of Women Won’t Wait (WWW) a global campaign to eliminate violence against women and HIV and Coordinator of the International Women AIDS Caucus an International (IAWC) network of more than 500 women groups and NGOs worldwide.
My name is Nawel. I am a 38 years old positive woman from Algeria. I am the president of El Hayet NGO, first NGO of People living with HIV (PLHIV) in Algeria. My story with HIV started when I was just 19. I contracted the virus, lost my daughter and husband who both passed away.
Pervaiz Tufail is a 41 year old cured TB patient, with Masters in Psychology and MBA in Marketing having 13 years working experience with different national and international organizations. He is well known gender trainer, activist and community leader. He provided his services to national and International organizations to mainstream gender into programming. He is skilled and has specialty in the area of gender, TB, HIV/AIDS and child protection.
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.
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