Women In The Forefront Of The War Against HIV/AIDS
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) Inter governmental meeting on HIV/AIDS and Millennium Development Goals was held in Bangkok from 6th to 8th February, 2012. During the meeting, an event “The Gender Agenda: Making HIV Responses Work for Key Affected Women and Girls”, focusing on the female face of HIV was also held, during which women delegates spoke on the challenges and gaps in the existing programmes.
The aim of this session was to advocate for national and regional leadership and commitment for effective strategies and interventions for addressing HIV/AIDS related gender inequalities, with a focus on addressing the needs and rights of key affected women and girls for HIV prevention, treatment and care services. Diverse faces of HIV/AIDS, including the female and transgender faces of HIV/AIDS, were highlighted during the discussions.