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  1. El UNGASS, género y la vulnerabilidad de la mujer a la VIH/SIDA en América Latina y el Caribe

    En este documento se tratan las consecuencias de los roles de género femenino y masculino, las relaciones de poder y el comportamiento sexual en la propagación del VIH/SIDA en América Latina y el Caribe y se explora la vulnerabilidad de la mujer a la epidemia. Se abordan también otros temas, como violencia, sexo comercial y turismo sexual, tráfico de seres humanos, desplaciamento de poblaciones y crisis en el marco de la sensibilidad de las mujeres y los hombres al VIH/SIDA.

  2. 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.

  3. Cuerpo y sexualidad

    El seminario "Cuerpo y Sexualidad" quiere proponerse como instancia de reflexión sobre las características y la magnitud de los cambios que conciernen el nacimiento de nuevas formas de expresión de la sexualidad y nuevas construccones identitarias. El Seminario fue concebido como un espacio de encuentro de las miradas académicas y de las organizaciones de la sociedad civil en torno al cuerpo como un lugaren el que se inscriben las vivencias del género y la sexualidad y que producen experiencias subjetivas vinculadas con el placer sexual, la discriminación o la violencia. …

  4. Moments in time: HIV/AIDS advocacy stories

    This collection of stories highlights some of the key advocacy moments of our time as told from the unique perspective of those who are engaged in advocacy work in communities around the world. In all, 16 different advocacy organizations are profiled in this manual. Although the stories focus on HIV/AIDS, the advocacy models are applicable to other settings and other issues. The selected advocacy stories are those working within and among the following constituent groups: women, people living with HIV/AIDS, and faith-based organizations. …

  5. Choices in family planning : informed and voluntary decision making

    Recognizing the gap between the rhetoric and the reality of informed choice, EngenderHealth developed an expanded conceptual framework for informed and voluntary sexual and reproductive health (SRH) decision making, which is the basis of this practical tool kit. …

  6. Roe v. Wade and the right to privacy

    In the 1973 landmark case Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court applied the core constitutional principle of privacy and liberty to a woman’s ability to terminate a pregnancy. In Roe, the Court held that the constitutional right to privacy includes a woman’s right to decide whether to have an abortion. …

  7. Making safe abortion accessible: a practical guide for advocates

    The handbook offers direction to activists working to ensure that it is permitted by law are safe and accessible, in accordance with international mandates. It reviews key in successful advocacy campaigns, including: envisioning needed changes in services; building and managing effective partnerships for advocacy; increasing awareness of the need for change among a variety audiences; and helping prepare the health system and related sectors to offer safe sex.

  8. Haitian women's role in sexual decision-making: the gap between AIDS knowledge and behavior change

    As the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Haiti accelerates, HIV sero-prevalence studies report increasing risk among women in the general population. In a national AIDS KAPB study in 1989, women reported fewer multiple-partner relationships than did male respondents and were reasonably well informed on AIDS prevention, yet they expressed significant fear of acquiring the disease. …

  9. 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. …

  10. The UNGASS, Gender and Women's Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean

    This paper discusses the effect of female and male gender roles, power relations and sexual behaviour on the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Latin American and Caribbean Region (LAC), specifically exploring women's vulnerability to the epidemic. The issues of violence, commercial sex work and sex tourism, human traficking, population displacement and crisis will also be addressed in relation to women and men's susceptabilities to HIV/AIDS.

  11. Hearing Their Voices: A qualitative research study on HIV testing and higher risk teens in the United States of America

    This report presents the perceptions, attitudes and experiences of higher risk teenagers toward HIV testing in intimate and often poignant detail. As teens describe their fears and painful transgressions relating to sexual experiences with others, we are provided with considerable insight into the lives of inner-city youth and the challenges they face as they move from childhood to adulthood.This research discovered troubling attitudes among teenagers towards condom use. …

  12. Five-year national HIV/AIDS strategic plan January, 2004 - December, 2008

    The two overarching goals of the National Strategic Plan are:To reduce the incidence of HIV infections in Trinidad and Tobago; and To mitigate the negative impact of HIV/AIDS on persons infected and affected in Trinidad and Tobago. …

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