Ending HIV Starts With Women

Breese McIlvaine
Posted June 9, 2011 from United States

Dear Members,

As you probably know, this is an important time to for global policy-making on issues related to women’s health. The UN High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS started yesterday in New York. The Holy See and several other country delegations are pushing to remove references to women’s rights and sexual and reproductive health from the final declaration.

There were two pieces in the media yesterday focusing on the detrimental effects this would have on women and the HIV epidemic, one in The Guardian (which has garnered more than 200 comments in the first hour of being posted) and one from CHANGE President Serra Sippel in The Huffington Post.

The links are included below, so you can help spread the word. We want to be sure that our country delegations know we’re paying attention.

"Why won't the pope let women protect themselves from HIV?" by Nancy Goldsteinhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/jun/08/hiv-aids-...

"Ending HIV Starts With Women" by Serra Sippelhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/serra-sippel/ending-hiv-starts-with-wo_b_8...

More information about UNAIDS and this issue: http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/featurestories/2011/june/...

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Usha K.C.
Jun 09, 2011
Jun 09, 2011

Dear Breese thank you for sharing it.

Zoneziwoh Mbondgulo-Wondieh
Jun 10, 2011
Jun 10, 2011

Yes Breeze, we will ensure that our community delegates know that we are watching them.

This is interesting.

Thank you for sharing this with us

Patience Flora
Mar 02, 2012
Mar 02, 2012

thanks very much Breeze for making this very bold step in helping us women, we are very grateful, atleast the people out there will know they are not forgotten; we appreciate your efforts and others who are in the fight.

regards Patience Flora

Breese McIlvaine
Mar 02, 2012
Mar 02, 2012

Thank you, Patience, for your kind message! All the best :)