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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
The National Steering Committee of the Zimbabwe Women Living with HIV National Forum, (ZWLWHNF) held a three-day induction and capacity building workshop on governance and leadership from September 30th to October 2nd, 2020 at Holiday Inn, Harare.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Thirteen-year-old Lydia Mwela from Zambia has observed too many girls in her community becoming pregnant, suffering gender-based violence and testing positive for HIV. She does not wish to end up in a similar situation herself. Through knowledge she is gaining at school, she has become empowered to make her own informed choices and create the future she dreams of for herself. She is learning about healthy relationships, good values, the human rights she is entitled to, and sexual and...
Sunday, August 30, 2020
From 19 to 21 August 2020 in Ebolowa, UN Women in partnership with the National AIDS Control Committee (CNLS) organized a workshop to develop the performance framework of HIV action plan on religious communities and to sensitize key religious leaders on quality messages to prevent HIV and GBV during in the context of COVID-19. The objective of this workshop was to finalize national HIV action plans of religious denominations in the context of COVID-19and to build the capacity of religious leaders in sensitization and community mobilization messages for the HIV response.
Friday, December 6, 2019
Kigali, Rwanda: As the world gathered in Kigali, Rwanda for the 20 th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA), UN Women rallied governments, development partners, private sector, civil society organizations and all stakeholders on the need of prioritizing and financing for gender related interventions in the context of HIV/AIDS responses. In a satellite session on financing for gender equality in the HIV/AIDS response, co-convened by UN Women and...
Friday, July 19, 2019
113 district and community health workers in Bertuoa and Bafia have been trained on the active research of women living with HIV and the prevention of gender-based violence during two capacity building workshops organized by the National Aids Control Committee (CNLS) and UN Women. The main objective of the workshops organized in July 2019 in Bertuoa and Bafia respectively was to improve the retention of women living with HIV without exposing their children in order to reduces mother-to-child transmission of HIV in health districts.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Every four minutes, three young women become infected with HIV (UNAIDS Right to Health report, 2017). They are clearly not enjoying their right to health, nor will they, until we are able to reverse the inequalities and discrimination that fuel HIV spread. Those whose health and future are currently least prioritized must become our focus, if we are to achieve the changes we seek.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Ahead of the ICASA, 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.
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.
Monday, April 7, 2014
In the Katwe slum in Kampala, a group of women living with HIV are cultivating food, cleaning up the community and raising awareness of the right to sanitation and adequate housing.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Women are cultivating mushrooms and tomatoes, learning about business and agriculture and pooling their funds along with combating social stigma and confronting gender-based violence.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Dr. Underwood speaks about her work with southern African communities, and the links between economic empowerment and HIV prevention in young girls.