HIV-positive women leaders talk rights in the Philippines

Date : 20 July 2012

In partnership with local organisations, UN Women and UNAIDS have completed a programme of workshops for HIV-positive women leaders across South East Asia with a training in Manila, in the Philippines.

Bringing together women from around the country, they stimulated important discussions in a country where infection rates have risen significantly since 2000, and where the rate of condom use is reportedly the lowest in Asia. Using the International Women's Convention (CEDAW) and the ‘Philippine Magna Carta of Women', trainers helped women to identify and explore issues related to HIV, reproductive health, marriage, and their rights under Philippine laws.

For the full story, and to hear from some of the women involved, visit UN Women's South East Asia website.