Stopping violence against women and girls for effective HIV responses
7 Aug, 2014|
Indonesia has a relatively fast growing HIV epidemic. According to UNAIDS 2013 data, of the 640,000 people living with HIV throughout Indonesia, 240,000 were women, aged 15 years and older. While women represent just over a third of people living with HIV in Indonesia, they encounter particular challenges, including violence and discrimination, when it comes to accessing HIV and sexual and reproductive health care, as well as in exercising their rights. It is to address these challenges that the Indonesian Positive Women’s Network was established in 2006.
14 Mar, 2014|
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.
21 Jun, 2013|
Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by WHO in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council. The report, Global and regional estimates of violence against women: Prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence, represents the first systematic study of global data on the prevalence of violence against women – both by partners and non-partners.
8 Mar, 2013|
GCWA International Women's Day Statement 2013
8 Mar, 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|
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.