GCWA Educate Girls. Issues Brief No 1
It’s a pleasure for Rozaria Memorial Trust to be present here at the 56th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, in New York. Its an honour to be one of the rural women to speak out during this NGO Consultation Day, which is attended by over a thousand people including Nobel Laureate Lemma Gbowee and UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet. My name is Hilda Chitsanzara. I am 46 years old, married with 3 children and 2 grand children. I am a business woman who is into crafts, cross-border trading and run a small gold mine. I have only primary education.
IPPF Happy, Healthy and Hot: A young person’s guide to their rights, sexuality and living with HIV
UNAIDS UNFPA UNIFEM Women and HIV/AIDS: Confronting the Crisis
2 Feb, 2010|
MANILA, Philippines—Years of public awareness campaigns on HIV-AIDS or the Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome have not diminished prevalent misconceptions about the virus or the ailment even among well-educated women, a recent government survey found. The 2008 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) revealed that about two out of three women do not know that the HIV/AIDS virus can not be transmitted by sharing food with an HIV-positive person nor can it be transmitted through mosquito bites. The survey, which was conducted among women 15 to 49 years old, fo
6 Oct, 2009|
Girls’ education has long been recognized as a critical tool in the fight against HIV/AIDS, in the empowerment of women and girls, and in enhancing the health and welfare of families and communities. In a severely AIDS-affected country like Zambia, education and HIV/AIDS are inseparable: the epidemic is causing many girls in poor communities to lose access to education, often compelling them to withdraw from school to look after sick parents or to care for their siblings, or the absenteeism resulting from their care-giving duties leaves them unable to keep up at school.
22 Sep, 2009|
The province of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa is the hardest hit with HIV, with HIV prevalence rates at antenatal clinics estimated to be over 40 percent - about twice as high as the national prevalence. When combined with high rates of teenage pregnancy – about one-third of 18 and 19 year olds have already given birth - it is critical to address the social and economic factors that are contributing to this alarming situation.