Positive Speaking: Voices of women living with HIV/AIDS PDF Print E-mail

AUTHOR: Center for Advocacy and Research, New Delhi and Positive Women's Network, Chennai
DATE: 2003
PUBLISHER: United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

The Study is a follow-up of the national consultation on women living with HIV/AIDS, 'Positive Faces and Voices of Women from India', organized by Positive Women's Network (PWN+) Chennai in collaboration with UNAIDS and UNIFEM, in March 2002. The consultation identified the need to document human rights violations of HIV positive women as an important tool for policy advocacy. This report is a response to this recommendation and is based on a study undertaken in three states in southern India--Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The publication documents the experiences of women living with HIV and AIDS, discusses their lack of access to basic services, and illustrates the intersection between individual and societal vulnerability from a human rights perspective.

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