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  1. We've got the power: women, adolescent girls and the HIV response

    This publication marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most comprehensive and progressive global policy road map for fulfilling the human rights of women and girls and achieving gender equality. Progress has been made in key areas, the report shows, however, that many of the promises made to improve the lives of women and girls around the world have not been kept. It points out how the HIV epidemic holds a mirror up to these inequalities and injustices, and how the gaps in rights and services for women and girls are exacerbating the epidemic. …

  2. Mujeres y vulnerabilidades ente el VIH/SIDA en la Región de Arica y Parinacota: Diálogos participativos 2011

    Este documento presenta los resultados de los diálogos participativos realizados en la ciudad de Arica entre octubre y noviembre del 2011. En éstos participaron cerca de 80 mujeres. Se convocó a mujeres de origen aymara; mujeres afrodescendientes; mujeres privadas de libertad; mujeres migrantes, refugiadas y solicitantes de la condición de refugio; mujeres adultas, jóvenes y adultas mayores. …

  3. Gender violence and HIV: Perceptions and experiences of violence and other rights abuses against women living with HIV in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal and Western Cape, South Africa

    The AIDS Legal Network (ALN), in collaboration with Her Rights Initiative (HRI), South Africa Positive Women Ambassadors (SAPWA), South Africa Partners, and the Mitchell’s Plain Network Opposing Abuse, engaged in a study to assess perceptions and experiences of violence and other rights abuses against women living with HIV. …

  4. Promoting gender equality in HIV and AIDS responses: making aid more effective through tracking results

    UNIFEM and the European Commission (EC) have been working in collaboration to prioritize gender equality in aid agendas and to get a clearer picture of the effect that HIV funding and policy have on women's lives, focusing in particular on the impact it has on ending violence against women and in improving women's sexual and reproductive health access and rights. …

  5. Mujeres que viven con VIH/SIDA y servicios de salud: Recomendaciones para mejorar la calidad de la atención

    Estudio basado en entrevistas sobre la situación de las mujeres que viven con el VIH y su experiencia con los servicios de salud en México. Se aportan elementos para movilizar y mejorar la respuesta a los problemas surgidos de la epidemia por VIH/SIDA en mujeres, se exploran factores relacionados con la disponibilidad, acceso, efectividad y vacíos en materia de servicios para mujeres. Este texto busca dar cuenta de los hallazgos, reflexiones y recomendaciones derivadas a partir de la documentación y análisis de experiencias de mujeres mexicanas que viven con VIH/SIDA.

  6. Diagnostico socioeconómico de mujeres viviendo con VIH/SIDA de la Región Metropolitana de Chile

    El presente diagnóstico describe la situación socioeconómica en que se encuentran las mujeres que viven con VIH/SIDA en nuestro país, problemática que no ha sido abordada por otros estudios. De acuerdo al control epidemiológico de la Comisión Nacional de SIDA (CONASIDA) del Ministerio de Salud, una de las características de esta pandemia en Chile -al igual que en otros países del mundo- es la tendencia a la feminización, lo que guarda relación con la vulnerabilidad sociocultural en la que se encuentran las mujeres producto de los patrones de género establecidos en nuestra sociedad.

  7. A practical approach to gender-based violence: a programme guide for health care providers and managers

    The programme guide contains practical steps needed to integrate measures on gender-based violence into reproductive health facilitites. It is also meant to help readers to understand the connections between reproductive and sexual health and violence. The guide was prepared for health care providers and managers but can also be used as a reference guide for advocacy purposes.

  8. Walking the talk: putting women's rights at the heart of the HIV and AIDS response

    Using research from 13 countries, this report demonstrates that gender inequalities and the persistent and systematic violation of their rights are leaving women and girls disproportionately vulnerable to HIV and AIDS. Poverty and limited access to education and information, discriminatory laws and ingrained gender inequalities all deny women and girls their rights. …

  9. Facing the future together: Report of the Secretary General's Task Force on Women, Girls and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa

    For several months in 2003, the Secretary General's Task Force on Women, Girls and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa engaged in intensive on-the-ground consultations in the nine countries in the sub-region with the highest HIV prevalence rates - Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. …

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