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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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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
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.
Helena Nangombe, is a 27 year old young woman who has been living with HIV, standing as a strong survivor of sexual abuse. Helena is extremely ambitious and self-motivated as a youth advocate. She is a proud mother of an 8 year old son who is HIV negative. After the early death of her parents, she needed to withdraw from her education as there was no one to pay for her education.
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.
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