Salamander Trust launched this week in London several films made by women living with HIV in Uganda and Namibia. Between October 2014 and October 2015 Salamander Trust has undertaken a film training and documentary programme to showcase the extraordinary grassroots leadership of women living with HIV in an effective response to Gender-Based Violence and HIV in Africa. This programme was designed to support women utilise film-making techniques for advocacy and capacity building.
This documentary showcases the groundbreaking From Pregnancy to Baby and Beyond project, run by Positively UK in partnership with the NHS to help women living with HIV to make informed choices about pregnancy. It works by bringing together healthcare clinicians, specialist midwives, women living with HIV and the women that are trained as “Mentor Mothers” to support them. Click here to watch the 12 minute documentary online. by Salamander Trust
This clip shows the original Stepping Stones training workshop held in Buwenda, Uganda in 1994. It shows Stepping Stones enabled participants to discuss and re-enact their own problems and to go on to develop their own solutions. For learn more about Stepping Stones and to order Stepping Stones materials, visit steppingstonesfeedback.org.
The UNAIDS Strategy (2016-2021) was adopted at the 37th PCB on October 26th and is the result of a robust consultative process which is also the first strategy embedded in the SDG framework. With a universal agenda, firmly grounded in evidence and rights-based approaches, the strategy maps out the UNAIDS Fast-Track approach to accelerate the AIDS response over the next five years to reach critical HIV prevention and treatment targets and achieve zero discrimination.
Within the pages of this World AIDS Day report, Focus on location and population, are more than 50 examples of how countries are getting on the Fast-Track. It shows how governments are working with community groups and international partners to scale up health and social services that put people at the centre and located where they can do more people more good.
‘‘Violence. Enough already’’: findings from a global participatory survey among women living with HIV
Click here for a downloadable version of this article which presents findings about violence against women living with HIV. This is the result of a massive joint effort from many women around the world!
Click here for a downloadable version of this article which presents findings about mental health issues experienced by women living with HIV. This is the result of a massive joint effort from many women around the world!
Possibilities for the EU to involve the CSF on drugs in its work on the UNGASS and other areas of drug policy There are various ways in which the EU can involve the CSF in its deliberations: Invitation of the CSF to present its recommendations at upcoming HDG meetings Invitation of the CSF at the National Drugs Coordinators Meetings Read the CSF suggestions around EU positions at upcoming CND intersessionals and other preparatory UNGASS events Organisation by the EU Presidency of briefings with the CSF Core Group at the beginning and the end of its
Abstract Background: Young people make up for 24.5 % of Latin America’s population. Inadequate supply of specific and timely sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and sexuality education for young people increases their risk of sexual and reproductive ill health.
The Population Council has released three new briefings as part of its role as research partner in the Dutch-funded Link Up project. Two of the briefs describe the findings from the baseline surveys of men who have sex with men in Myanmar, and women who sell sex in the brothels of Bangladesh. The third brief examines a series of in-depth interviews conducted with women who sell sex in Adama, Ethiopia. “By detailing key findings and describing the needs of these populations, the research teams hope that this research will help the partners who are implementing this project strengthen
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