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In the News

Why Women with HIV are Persistently Invisible and How We Can Challenge It

At an event for women living with HIV in the United Kingdom, participants discussed the challenges women living with HIV face including: poverty, barriers to health care, little support in their roles as care takers, less powerful positions to negotiate relationships and gender-based violence.

Widows, Land and Power

In many countries, laws and social norms put women and girls at a disadvantage when it comes to land inheritance, ownership and control. A study of nine African countries found that the HIV epidemic made the disinheritance of widows worse, as many of them were blamed for allegedly infecting their husbands with the virus.

The International Community of Women Living with HIV: Nothing For Us, Without Us

In honor of International Women's Day, the ICW released a report exploring pregnant and breastfeeding women's access to HIV treatment and services, with a focus on rights, dignity and support in care.

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Recent Resource

UN Women Policy Spotlight on HIV and AIDS

UN Women's Director of Policy, Purna Sen, speaks with UN Women Policy Specialist Elena Kudravtseva...

#WhatWomenWant: A Toolkit for Putting Accountability into Action

This toolkit provides a framework to put women and girls at the center and bring a feminist, gender...

HER: HIV Epidemic Response for Women and Girls

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has launched the 'HER' Initiative, which...

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