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In the News

Promoting HIV testing of men through female partners and sex workers
A study in Kenya finds that the provision of multiple HIV self-tests to women at high risk of HIV infection was successful in promoting HIV testing among their sexual partners and in facilitating safer sexual decisions. This novel strategy warrants further consideration as countries develop self-testing policies and programmes. Read full article here.
 
Telling women to avoid pregnancy is not a solution for HIV and the Zika virus
It is widely recognized that, if the transformations outlined in the sustainable development goals (SDGs) are to be achieved, respecting, protecting and fulfilling the human rights of women and girls – including their sexual and reproductive rights – will be essential. Read full article here.
 
UN General Assembly adopts political declaration to fast-track progress on ending AIDS
 
At a high-level meeting on ending AIDS that opened at the United Nations General Assembly today (8th June), Member States adopted a new political declaration that includes a set of time-bound targets to fast-track the pace of progress towards combating the worldwide scourge of HIV and AIDS over the next five years and end the epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. Read full article here.
 

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Virtual Consultation on A Gender Equality Framework for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health

UN Women - in consultation with a number of experts and key partners - has developed a draft gender equality framework designed to support the implementation of gender responsive strategies in RMNCAH. We invite you to share your thoughts, ideas and expertise to improve the draft we have developed. This will ensure that it is relevant and applicable to the broad range of stakeholders working to improve women's health and gender equality across the world.

 

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.