Women out loud: How women living with HIV will help the world end AIDS

In a new report, entitled Women out loud, UNAIDS explores the impact of HIV on women and the instrumental role women living with the virus are playing to end AIDS. It includes the latest data and commentary from some of the leading advocates on women and HIV. The report includes the voices of some 30 women living with HIV who have given their personal insights into how the epidemic is affecting women and on how women are actively working to reduce the spread and impact of AIDS. HIV is … [Read more...]

WORLD AIDS DAY is celebrated around the globe <3

  World Aids Day     Worldwide, 1 December 2012   United Nations officials are marking World AIDS Day with a call for building on recent successes and pressing ahead to get to zero – zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths – by 2015.   World AIDS Day is celebrated around the world on December 1st each year. It has become one of the most recognized international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, … [Read more...]

STIGMA & DISCRIMINATION: Saving the SAD Generation

MENTAL ILLNESS: Stigma and Discrimination CONTACT HERE Mental illness attracts less empathy and more distrust than other forms of illness. People may consciously or unconsciously blame the people with mental illness for their condition, implying a character flaw rather than a disorder. Another misconception is that mental illness is a "life sentence" with no chance of recovery. Some people believe that those with mental illness are unable to contribute to society: … [Read more...]

South Asia show how Stigma and Discrimination can be Transformed

Stigma and discrimination are widely recognised as two of the major barriers to an effective and successful AIDS response. But how, with both often entrenched and hard to challenge, can they be meaningfully addressed? The World Bank and The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) focused on this central question during a satellite session at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna entitled: Making the case for stigma-reduction and moving to action, the experience of South … [Read more...]

Empowering HIV-positive Women in Guyana

  Empowering HIV-positive Women in Guyana UN Women conducted this interview at the YWCA World Conference and International Women’s Summit in Zurich, Switzerland. At the event, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet was a speaker at the opening session. “I just wanted to make a difference and change women’s lives. More women need to be empowered, have a voice and be able to stand up for their rights.”     Being diagnosed with HIV often leads to social … [Read more...]

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