Under this tag you will find all documents related to laws, reports, speeches, activism, that affect the future of the response of the epidemoc
The latest from the GCWA
21 Dec, 2010|
Framework for Women, Girls, and Gender Equality in National Strategic Plans on
24 Feb, 2010|
SAN JOSE - La epidemia del sida se está desplazando rápidamente hacia las personas más jóvenes y las mujeres en Centroamérica, por lo que urge programas educativos y de prevención, informaron expertos que preparan un congreso regional sobre el tema. En la mayoría de los países del istmo, las nuevas infecciones con el virus se están dando en personas entre los 15 y 24 años y hay un aumento importante del número de mujeres afectadas. En el caso de Honduras, la relación de casos por sexo ya ha llegado a ser de 1 a 1 entre hombres y mujeres, luego de que la enfermedad se focalizaba principalmente
11 Feb, 2010|
France / Policy: Politique de lutte contre le VIH/sida en France : les recommandations de la Cour des comptes
En France, le rapport public annuel 2010 de la Cour des comptes a été présenté mardi 9 février par Alain Pichon, doyen des présidents de chambre, et par Claire Bazy-Malaurie, rapporteur général.
10 Feb, 2010|
The overlap between injecting drug use and sex work is a driving force in the so-called “feminization” of Asia’s HIV/AIDS epidemic. Between 70 and 80 percent of women injecting drug users (IDUs) are involved in some kind of sex work, according to Ratna Mardiati, a former director of the Drug Dependence Hospital (RSKO) in East Jakarta with 14 years’ experience dealing with injecting drug users. “They are not formal sex workers but they sell their bodies when they need money,” she says. Other sources of structural inequality, such as the gender wage gap — which sees Indonesian women earning on
8 Feb, 2010|
Netherlands / Policy: Linking sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV prevention is key says Dutch AIDS Ambassador Marijke Wijnroks
The Netherlands’ AIDS Ambassador Dr Marijke Wijnroks recently visited UNAIDS Secretariat to meet with Michel Sidibé UNAIDS Executive Director and senior management of the Joint Programme. We took the opportunity to ask Dr Wijnroks about her role as her country’s AIDS Ambassador, and discussed some of the key issues in the Dutch approach to the global issue of HIV. UNAIDS: Dr Wijnroks, you were appointed Dutch AIDS Ambassador in July 2009. What do you see as your role in the global response to HIV?
13 Jan, 2010|
HIV tests will soon become compulsory for all expectant mothers as the Health Ministry carries out a Shs 2.3 billion merger of Sexual Reproductive Health (RH) and HIV programmes this fiscal year. According to Dr. Collins Tusingwire, a Senior Medical Officer in-charge of integrating RH and HIV services, the integration has reached 80% of all health facilities in the country. These include regional referral hospitals, district health centres and Health Centres (HC-3s).
20 Dec, 2009|
WASHINGTON (WOMENSENEWS)--Ice was broken here in early December among three powerful groups of South Asian women. About 20 female parliamentarians, journalists and staff members of nonprofit groups in South Asia left Washington, D.C., with strategies they believed could reduce the current specter of women losing their homes after caring for spouses who died of AIDS, as well as aiding HIV-positive women who are unable to reach rural clinics and teens who aren't aware of how to prevent the infection. They were also carrying with them a loose agreement to work together within their region to sto
1 Dec, 2009|
Last month my second son, Jack, would have been 17 years old, were it not for AIDS. That’s how long ago that I learnt that I am HIV positive. I was 33. That means a third of my life has now been spent with my knowing that I share my body with this bug. How does that make me feel? Physically speaking, I am very healthy, You can see that just by looking at me. My CD4 count is 650 or so and last month I cycled 45 miles one day on holiday – and apart from a sore bum, felt just fine.
1 Dec, 2009|
ATHENA - 10 reasons why criminalization of HIV exposure or transmission harms women
24 Nov, 2009|
CSIS Making gender a global health priority