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  1. The Sustainable Development Goals and LGBT inclusion

    This paper is a response to the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals, an agreement by 193 countries at the United Nations to end poverty and inequality by 2030. The SDGs were agreed in September, on the basis that they would include everyone, without discrimination, and would ‘leave no one behind’. According to Stonewall, the SDGs could have gone further by explicitly calling for LGBT equality. This guide demonstrates some of the ways LGBT equality can be achieved. It looks at seven of the 17 goals and highlights the challenges LGBT people face. …

  2. An action guide for gender equality in national HIV plans: catalyzing change through evidence-based advocacy

    A growing body of evidence links HIV risk with women's social and economic inequality, male norms that drive sexual risk, and the social marginalization of individuals whose sexual identity or behavior is perceived to fall outside accepted norms. In recognition of this, many international donor agencies are funding programs that aim to reduce gender inequality as a driver of the epidemic. HIV service providers are already responding with innovative and often courageous strategies for overcoming gender-based drivers of the epidemic. But more is needed at the national level. …

  3. Achieving universal access : the UK's strategy for halting and reversing the spread of HIV in the developing world

    This document sets out the UK's commitment to the goal of universal access to comprehensive HIV prevention programmes, treatment, care and support, and describes the need for special attention on HIV prevention and care in order to achieve universal access and Millennium Development Goal 6. It details the UK's vision for achieving this goal; it places at its heart the needs and rights of women, young people, children and vulnerable groups. …

  4. Declaration of commitment on HIV/AIDS and political declaration on HIV/AIDS: midway to the Millennium Development Goals. Report of the Secretary-General

    The present report reviews progress in implementing the 2001 Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the 2006 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS. Its findings are based primarily on the reports of 147 member states on national progress in the response to HIV, which together represent the most comprehensive body of evidence ever assembled regarding the response to HIV in low-, middle- and high-income countries. After having presented the key findings, this report explains the key recommandations.

  5. Estonian national HIV and AIDS strategy for 2006-2015

    For the past several years Estonia has ranked number one in Europe in the amount of new HIV infections. The seriousness of the situation is reflected in the fact that the number of new HIV infections per 1,000,000 people in Estonia exceeds that of the majority of EU member states by dozens of times. The general objective of the national HIV and AIDS prevention strategy for 2006-2015 (hereinafter the strategy) is to achieve a permanent decline in the spread of HIV in Estonia. …

  6. Challenges in developing HIV positive teachers networks/groups

    This paper was presented at a consultation on supporting teachers living with HIV. The association 'Tanzania Positive Teachers' Initiatives' (TAPOTI) presents the challenges it will have to face, and gives recommendations to find solutions to each problem.

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