|Participation and Policy Making: Our Rights|
AUTHOR: International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW)
ICW believes that when HIV positive people are involved at all levels of decision-making of an organization; it is better able to respond to the concerns of people living with HIV/AIDS. Moreover, exposure to women, men and children living with HIV has a profound impact on attitudes to people living with HIV as well as knowledge of safer sex. To promote our rights and to tackle the HIV/AIDS epidemic effectively, HIV positive women need to be taken seriously by policy makers. The best way to challenge stigma and discrimination is to promote solidarity with and involvement of HIV positive people in all levels of decision making, and to ensure this includes women.
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