Gender inequalities and HIV

According to the latest (2008) WHO and UNAIDS global estimates, women comprise 50% of people living with HIV. In sub-Saharan Africa, women constitute 60% of people living with HIV. In other regions, men having sex with men (MSM), injecting drug users (IDU), sex workers and their clients are among those most-at-risk for HIV, but the proportion of women living with HIV has been increasing in the last 10 years. This includes married or regular partners of clients of commercial sex, IDU and … [Read more...]


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Josette Sheeran – Director of UN World Food Program

  The world's nations pledged more than $40 billion to battle needless deaths among poor mothers and their children, and President Barack Obama was speaking about what America can do to help the U.N.'s ambitious development goals. (..)   "There is a Face to Hunger and Poverty, and it is Female," said Josette Sheeran, executive director of the U.N.'s World Food Program.   "We know that the most Powerful Intervention we can do is ensure Women have access to food so they can build a future … [Read more...]

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