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UNDP Report on Trafficking and HIV in South Asia

From the YouandAIDS website - the UNDP's HIV/AIDS portal for Asia Pacific: … Read More»

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Burundians Say Peace Must Include Tough Rape Laws

Burundians Say Peace Must Include Tough Rape Laws By Anna S. Sussman - WeNews correspondent BUJUMBURA, Burundi (WOMENSENEWS)--At a small rape clinic run by Doctors Without Borders in Bujumbura, the capital of the small East African nation of Burundi, young rape victims line up for antiretroviral medication to treat HIV. Although the war has ended, the rape crisis continues. Luk Van Baeren, a field officer at the clinic, says it sees about 10 victims of sexual violence each day, and says he thinks that's only the tip of the iceberg. … Read More»

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Stephen Lewis Outraged over Ongoing Lack of Response to DRC mass rapes

Below is a long, searing and outraged report from Stephen Lewis, Ex UN Ambassador on AIDS to Africa, about the ongoing, horrific, mass rapes in the Democratic Republic of Congo. While I absolutely agree with his outrage, I would add what he did not, to this report - which is that there are grassroots organizations that have sprung up, led by women survivors of rape, and that they are pleading for our support. I am in touch with V-Day, which is starting a campaign to fund and build a "City Of Joy" -- a safe village for rape survivors in Bukavu. … Read More»

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Blog for a Cause: Examples to Help You Make the Most of your Online Journal

Passionate about a cause? Dedicate your personal journal to that topic or visit our Collaboration Room (http://beta.pulsewire.net/groups/create) to start an ongoing discussion group. If you are unsure of what online activism looks like, take a moment to browse the terrific examples below, provided by the Global AIDS Alliance (http://www.globalaidsalliance.org/): … Read More»

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Women Girls, and HIV - (VIH, SIDA, mujeres, ninas) Website information and resources

Here are a few of the key groups and websites for information about HIV/AIDS in women and girls. --AC d'Adesky/PulseWire International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS - an international network for HIV-positive women, based in UK, with chapters around the world. http://www.icw.org Society of Women and AIDS in Africa - a network of African groups fighting HIV in women http://www.swaainternational.org/ The Well Project (US) - a US site and resources for HIV-postive women http://www.thewellproject.org/en_US/ … Read More»

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YWCA's Handouts on Creating Meaningful Dialogue Between Women, Including HIV Positive Women

To guide discussions at the recent Nairobi summit on HIV/AIDS, the World YWCA and ICW provided handouts on each topic with suggested talking points to initiate meaningful discussion and debate on the topic. Now these handouts can be downloaded and used to generate further discussion and debate. 1. Women’s Leadership and Economic Empowerment 2. Affordable Treatment and Treatment Issues 3. Advocacy to End Gender Inequalities 4. Ending Stigma and Discrimination 5. Human Rights, Sexual and Reproductive Health & the Rights of Women and Girls Pass 'em on :) … Read More»

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Online Video Report: Ethiopia - From RISK to ACTION: Women and HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia (40 mins)

Ethiopia - From RISK to ACTION: Women and HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia. Nearly 60% of HIV infected individuals in Ethiopia are women. Gender bias and the biology of transmission make women more vulnerable to infection. Poverty, lack of access to education, and violence against women increase their risk. This film profiles the connection between gender and HIV/AIDS, as well as the work of leaders in education and policy change to improve the status of women. … Read More»

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Need: Vol surgeons needed in DRC to help fistula rape survivors

HI all. I'm just back from meeting with a nurse in Goma region of Democratic Republic of Congo. … Read More»

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