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In the News

Advocates Call for Full Funding of Research on HIV and Contraception

A clinical trial known as Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO)—originally designed to answer important questions about possible connections between risk of HIV infection and the use of non-barrier hormonal contraceptives—now hangs in the balance because of a funding shortfall. Lillian Mworeko and others issue a clarion call for funding in light of the needs of women in the context of HIV. Read full article here

 
Giving Young Women a Fair -- and Healthy -- Chance

Dr. Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, discusses recent data on how socio-economic factors and levels of risk for HIV are intrinsically connected, especially for young women. Read full article here

 
More Power to Her: How Empowering Girls Can End Child Marriage

A new report issued by the International Center for Research on Women, “More Power to Her: How Empowering Girls Can Help End Child Marriage", shows how and why investing in girls is critical to the global movement to end child marriage. Read full article here

 
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

 

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.