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World AIDS Day Statement: For young women, inequality is deadly

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

For young women, inequality is deadly—Statement by UN Women on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016 More

From where I stand: Natalia Minayeva

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

On World AIDS Day, we highlight the story of Natalia Minayeva from Kazakhstan, who was imprisoned in the so-called “AIDS barracks” and now works to protect the rights of HIV-positive women. More

Bringing women’s needs into policy response on drug use

Thursday, June 23, 2016

While men make up most of those using or trafficking drugs, women are often the invisible participants and victims—one out of three drug users is a woman, and only one out of five drug users in treatment is a woman. Ahead of the International Day against Drug Use and Illicit Trafficking, a spotlight on drug use among women and UN Women's related programmes. More

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for World AIDS Day

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

In her statement for World AIDS day, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights the importance of breaking down barriers that stop women and girls demanding health care services and realizing their rights. More

Fast-tracking the end of the AIDS epidemic for women

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Ahead of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa, UN Women together with partners, organized a women’s pre-conference under the theme “Fast-tracking the end of the AIDS epidemic for women in the post-2015 development framework.” More

Girls kick violence with Grassroot Soccer

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka visits a Primary School in Khayelitsha to see the impact of a male-founded sports-based programme which fosters girls’ empowerment and addresses violence against women. More

Female leaders call for end to AIDS epidemic

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Female leaders from the Middle East and North Africa, meeting in Algiers, Algeria, on 10 and 11 November, called for advancing gender equality, the HIV response and universal access to HIV treatment and prevention in the region. More

Lakshmi Puri: “Gender inequalities affect health outcomes and must be addressed accordingly”

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Remarks by UN Women Acting Head and Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri at a meeting hosted by H4+ and the Inter-agency Task Team on the Prevention and Treatment of HIV among Pregnant Women, Mothers and Children, during the Women Deliver Conference, 29 May 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. More

Violence against Women Living with HIV in South Africa: research on perceptions and experiences

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Executive Director of the South African AIDS Legal Network discusses her organization’s recently published research, supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. More

Leading change at every level: HIV-affected women in Cambodia claim their rights

Friday, July 13, 2012

“It is my ambition to work as hard as I can and as much as it takes to ensure that women living with HIV are able to live in good health." When the world of Dalish Prum, a young, softly-spoken Cambodian, was first shaken by the news of her HIV status, she couldn't fathom the positive meaning she would one day be able to draw from it - or the places that it would take her. More

Innovative Campaign highlights HIV-positive Mothers

Monday, May 14, 2012

Women infected and affected by HIV face persistent challenges as a result of their gender. Each year as many as 42,000 HIV-affected women die from complications relating to HIV and pregnancy alone, and many others struggle to access prevention, treatment, care and support services. More

Women Renew Commitment to End AIDS in Kenya

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Women living with HIV and AIDS have called for gearing up efforts to end AIDS in Kenya after a recent survey showed HIV prevalence among women is higher than the national rate. More

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