Women-centered Curriculum: Addressing HIV Among Women and the Gender Dimensions of HIV in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Publish Year : 2010
Publisher : USAID Health Policy Initiative
Author Name : Kay A., Vasquez M.J., Datta S., Wahab R., Said E.
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Description :

The purpose of this Women's Workshop Curriculum is to support a sustainable HIV response in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region, centered on positive leadership, women's leadership, prevention, education, and mentorship, as well as gender equity and sensitivity. It is the first curriculum of its kind to be implemented by and for women living with HIV in the MENA Region. The authors of the curriculum include women living with HIV in the MENA Region and globally, as well as professionals and supporters who have worked on the HIV response in the region. It has been pilot-tested in trainings in Tunisia and sessions in Bahrain, Lebanon, and Yemen. When implemented, the curriculum will help meet the following broad objectives: Women living with HIV and affected by HIV in MENA will have the opportunity to work together and understand and solve issues that are important in their lives; Participants will have strengthened ability to address challenges they face as women living with HIV, parents of HIV-positive children, and partners of HIV-positive people; Women living with HIV in the region will have created a foundation for greater networking and support for themselves and other women like them.

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