New York, NY: UNIFEM, 2008. 42 p.
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Transformation de la lutte nationale contre le sida : intégration de l'égalité entre les sexes et des droits des femmes dans les "trois principes"
Hacia una transformación de las respuestas nacionales al SIDA: la transversalización de la igualdad de género y los derechos humanos de la mujeres en los 'tres unos'
Statistics on HIV and AIDS present a stark reality. Today, after over 25 years of working to combat this pandemic, over 30 million people are living with HIV, half of them women. Women's infection rates are rising, often dramatically, outpacing those of men in many countries particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. The single most important strategy in preventing the spread of HIV and AIDS is empowering women and girls and guaranteeing their rights to prevention, treatment, care and support. But there are other important strategies and actions that can be taken, at different levels, to eliminate the myriad barriers that keep them from exercising these rights. This resource guide provides examples of these strategies, from transforming national and local institutions in order to break through the silence and stigma that surround this disease, to working with communities to change attitudes and behavior that facilitate its spread. They show what can be done when women and men living with HIV are engaged and empowered to make their needs heard and to help design solutions.
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