International AIDS Conference in Durban

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Women Now! 2016 will provide an opportunity to assess the content and execution of the International AIDS Conference 2016. The Pan African Women’s Summit will provide an opportunity to assess the content and execution of the IAC for its meaningful inclusion of women’s and girls’ sexual & reproductive health and justice, especially women and girls of African descent, who bear the brunt of the HIV pandemic among women worldwide.  The summit will address critical areas of concern for women’s human rights, through an inter-sectional lens, including key issues of race, economic status, gender equality, women’s empowerment, gender-based trauma and violence, and sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice.

We need this meeting at this time because making women and girls, especially black women and girls, a more focused priority in the multi-sectoral global response to HIV is at a critical juncture in the current advancement of prevention technology and advocacy. Our inability to have a global collective voice for the women who bear the brunt of the epidemic around the world will hinder the best chances we have to help women and girls reach the finish line on HIV the same time as men will.

This is true for us women, our voices need to be heard more and we need to be more involved in most of all the decision-making processes and implementation. Without us, there is no them, so great women out there let’s get involved and be more active on issues concerning us!

I arrived in Durban safely, and I thank God for a safe trip. I am looking forward to a rich and rewarding experience.  

 

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International AIDS Conference in Durban

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I am so pleased for all African weman who had the opportunity to be part of the conference. It was with no retreat that I could not afford to attend.
Strange that because as an African woman who lives in the western world, I am faced with a different kind of discrimination. We are under represented and from the information I got. There was very little or nothing at all about Cure on sight. That I am glad we get a lot of treatment updates seminars annually.
My queries could have been not a query but to share what it is to be HIV positive and struggling to be included in Division making when to it comes to helping many who are not only black but refugees.
I am Hoping to hear how others has overcome those circumstances I have overcome stigma and discrimination the reason I am the only black person known to have HIV in NZ and the first Gender Representative among all gender. My passion is on unity and making sure our next generation do not have to experience the things I did where ever they maybe

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International AIDS Conference in Durban

Stigma Warrior Princess's picture

I am so pleased for all African weman who had the opportunity to be part of the conference. It was with no retreat that I could not afford to attend.
Strange that because as an African woman who lives in the western world, I am faced with a different kind of discrimination. We are under represented and from the information I got. There was very little or nothing at all about Cure on sight. That I am glad we get a lot of treatment updates seminars annually.
My queries could have been not a query, but to share what it is to be HIV positive and struggling to be included in dicision making when it comes to helping many who are not only black but refugees.
I am Hoping to hear how others has overcome those circumstances I have overcome stigma and discrimination the reason I am the only black person known to have HIV in NZ and the first Gender Representative among all gender. My passion is on unity and making sure our next generation do not have to experience the things I did where ever they maybe

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