On Tuesday, 12 March, the Commission will review the theme “The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS” (agreed conclusions from the fifty-third session).
It will also look at “Key gender equality issues to be reflected in the post-2015 development framework” as emerging issue, and “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls” as preview on the priority theme of 2014.
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.
Rivona spoke with UN Women on her way to the International Aids Conference, which will be held in Washington, D.C. from 22 to 27 July.
Read Rivona's story and watch her interview with UN Women here.