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In the News

Intimate partner violence intervention reduces HIV incidence and violence against women

Integrating intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention strategies into HIV prevention programming led to a significant reduction in HIV incidence and in women’s experience of physical and sexual violence from intimate partners in Rakai, Uganda, delegates heard last month at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne. Read full article here

 
Underage: Addressing Reproductive Health and HIV Needs in Married Adolescent Girls

In July, thousands of people attended the 20th International AIDS Conference and the 2014 Girls Summit to work towards an AIDS-free generation and ending child and forced marriage. But such attention is rare; by and large, these girls are invisible to development efforts. Read full article here

 
Empowering Women and Girls: The Impact of Gender Equality on Public Health

Several news stories in recent months have illustrated gender inequalities on a global scale. Social media campaigns like #YesAllWomen and #BringBackOurGirls have helped to raise awareness of injustices and encourage female empowerment. What has gone mostly unspoken in these discussions, however, are the ways in which these social inequalities affect public health. Read full article here

 
Wives Hide HIV as Stigma Undermines Progress on AIDS

In a busy Mozambique clinic, a 25-year-old mother says she won’t tell her estranged husband she has HIV for fear she will be blamed and beaten. Read full article here

 

What's New

20th International AIDS Conference, Melbourne Australia July 20-25 2014

AIDS 2014 Stepping Up the PaceThe 20th International AIDS Conference is taking place this week in Melbourne, Australia.  A Delegates Guide to Women and HIV at AIDS 2014 has been put together to help you easily find sessions that are relevant to the concerns of women living with HIV.   Be sure to visit the Women’s Networking Zone in the Global Village, to meet, network, connect and share!  Read more 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.