Persistent gender inequalities and human rights violations continue to drive the HIV epidemic in the ASEAN region. Women living with HIV in Asia face certain issues specific to them. HIV exacerbates poverty and women living with HIV are more likely than men living with HIV to be widowed, raise their children alone, and less likely to have income-generating capacity. These women also often miss out on crucial health education information, on-going health care, and many are refused care or treatment. This advocacy training module provides activities to build the capacity of positive women's national networks with skills and information to address HIV response gaps and enable women to use a human right's framework to advocate for their unique needs.
UN Women, Asia-Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS, ASEAN Foundation, UNAIDS