WORLD AIDS DAY - DECEMBER 1, 2010
Started on 1st December 1988, World AIDS Day is about raising money, increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education. The World AIDS Day theme for 2010 is 'Universal Access and Human Rights'. World AIDS Day is important for reminding people that HIV has not gone away, and that there are many things still to be done.
According to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 33.3 million people living with HIV, including 2.5 million children. During 2009 some 2.6 million people became newly infected with the virus and an estimated 1.8 million people died from AIDS.
The vast majority of people with HIV and AIDS live in lower- and middle-income countries. But HIV today is a threat to men, women and children on all continents around the world. http://www.avert.org/world-aids-day.htm
HIV/AIDS - UNAIDS - MEETING THE HIV
NEEDS OF WOMEN & GIRLS
& STOPPING SEXUAL &
Meeting the HIV needs of women and girls and stopping
sexual and gender-based violence is one of UNAIDS’ priority areas.
By building on the synergies between the gender and AIDS
response for positive change to the lives of women and girls and by utilizing
opportunities to comprehensively respond to sexual and gender-based violence,
we can meet the HIV needs of women and girls and can stop sexual and
Results by 2011
At least 25 countries have included at least three strategic
actions guided by the UNAIDS Agenda for Women and Girls in their national
strategic plan, with an appropriate budget for implementation.
At least 15 countries have initiated implementation of a
comprehensive set of actions to address and prevent violence against women.
At least 50% of the high HIV prevalence countries which have
operationalized the Secretary General’s UNiTE Campaign, have integrated HIV
into the campaign.
for accelerated country action for women, girls, gender equality and HIV
Community Brief for the Agenda for accelerated country action for women, girls, gender equality and HIV (UNAIDS, 2010)
on violence against women (WHO)
Update on United Nations Interagency Activities on Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV (UNAIDS/UNDP, 2009)
Guidelines: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (UNHCR, 2005)
plan for UNAIDS Action Framework: addressing women, girls, gender equality and
Integrating gender into HIV/AIDS programmes in the health sector: Tool to improve responsiveness to women’s needs (WHO, 2009)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women
campaign aims to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls in all
parts of the world. UNiTE brings together a host of UN agencies and offices to
galvanize action across the UN system to prevent and punish violence against
UNAIDS Outcome Framework 2009-2011
The UNAIDS Outcome Framework for the period 2009–2011 identifies priority areas selected because their realization will contribute directly to the achievement of universal access and will simultaneously enable advancement towards the related Millennium Development Goal outcomes.
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