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8 Mar, 2013
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Tags: violence

Global / International Women's Day: GCWA Statement on International Women's Day 2013

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.

7 Mar, 2013
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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.

4 Mar, 2013
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Egypt / women's rights: Egyptian women speak out for the rights at the CSW

To download the document, please click here: Recommendations-by-Egyptian-Women-Organizations.pdf

3 Mar, 2013
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GCWA: Nawel Lahouel joins the GCWA advisory group

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.

3 Mar, 2013
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GCWA: Pervaiz Tufail joins the GCWA advisory group

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.

3 Mar, 2013
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GCWA: Pye Jakobsson joins the GCWA advisory group

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.

3 Mar, 2013
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GCWA: Rebecca Matheson joins the GCWA advisory group

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.

3 Mar, 2013
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GCWA: Shanique Campbell joins the GCWA advisory group

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.

3 Mar, 2013
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GCWA: Annah Irungu joins the GCWA advisory group

  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

3 Mar, 2013
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GCWA: Baby Rivona joins the GCWA advisory group

Baby  is co-founder and coordinator of national Indonesian Positive Women Network (IPPI). IPPI works to fight against discrimination, the elimination of gender-based violence and  for rights for women living with HIV, including by providing support and space for women who are infected with HIV and effected to by AIDS speak out and get justice.

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