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In the News

Message from UN Women's Executive Director on World AIDS Day

On World AIDS Day, Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka reaffirms UN Women's commitment to fast tracking gender equality, and calls for increased support and investment for women’s empowerment in the context of ending the AIDS epidemic. Read full message here

 
World AIDS Day 2014 message from UNAIDS Executive Director

On this World AIDS Day, UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé calls for 90-90-90 to be achieved in the next five years: 90% of people living with HIV knowing their HIV status; 90% of people who know their HIV-positive status on treatment; 90% of people on treatment with suppressed viral loads. Read message here

 
Message on World AIDS Day from the UN Secretary General

Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 requires a comprehensive approach that includes social justice, the democratization of science, gender equity, and a people-centred approach to health, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on World AIDS Day, as he spotlighted the gap in prevention and treatment that persist among regions and people. Read message here

 
Advocates Call for Full Funding of Research on HIV and Contraception

A clinical trial known as Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO)—originally designed to answer important questions about possible connections between risk of HIV infection and the use of non-barrier hormonal contraceptives—now hangs in the balance because of a funding shortfall. Lillian Mworeko and others issue a clarion call for funding in light of the needs of women in the context of HIV. Read full article here

 

What's New

Compendium of Gender Equality and HIV Indicators

The compendium of indicators is the result of an international collaboration of multi and bilateral donors (including UN Women, UNAIDS, WHO, USAID, PEPFAR, GFATM), civil society, NGOs, researchers and other experts who came to agreement on a set of standardized indicators to measure programmatic areas vital to the intersection of gender and HIV that may be used at national, regional or programmatic levels. The intended purpose of this compendium is to provide program managers, organizations, and policy makers with a menu of indicators to better “know their HIV epidemic/know their response” from a gender perspective in order to: strengthen national and subnational stakeholders' understanding of their HIV epidemic and response from a gender equality perspective; monitor progress towards eliminating gender-based inequities in HIV responses, and monitor and evaluate programs that address specific types of gender equality interventions in the context of HIV. The Compendium can be found here.

 

Action to Promote the Legal Empowerment of Women in the Context of HIV

UN Women through the support of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada has implemented a regional programme, Action to Promote the Legal Empowerment of Women in the Context of HIV, to increase women's access to property and inheritance rights in ninesub-Saharan African countries  as a means to reduce vulnerabilities to and mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS.  To learn more visit the site here.


Women's Stories

A Positive Approach to Violence: An Interview with Indonesian HIV Advocate, Baby Rivona

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Baby Rivona has advocated passionately on behalf of women living with HIV and AIDS in Indonesia since 2005. She contracted the disease herself through drug use, and was shocked by the stigma and the lack of support she encountered, from both her government and wider society.

 

Read Rivona's story and watch her interview with UN Women here.