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Linking HIV and Women's Rights

This speech was delivered by Jan Beagle, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director on July 25, 2013 as the keynote address to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). In it, she calls for "broad partnerships" and for CEDAW to "continue advocating for legal and social environments that not only promote access to...

Prevention and Protection Save Lives: Speech at IPI

Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess spoke at the International Peace Institute at an event during the 2011 High Level Meeting on AIDS entitled Prevention and Protection Save Lives: Girls, Women and HIV.  

In Women's Words: Frika Chia Iskandar

Frika Chia Iskandar, a young, HIV-positive woman and activist, spoke as a panelist at   In Women's Words,   a side-event at the 2011 High-Level Meeting on AIDS. Read her inspiring speech, her own story and her call to action during this powerful event.  

Making the Response to AIDS Work for Young Women and Girls

This speech by Inés Alberdi, Executive Director of UNIFEM, was made at the High-Level Meeting on AIDS, UN General Assembly, Panel Discussion 3. Speaking on behalf of the UN, Executive Director Inés Alberdi said that “it is vitally important to address the links between HIV and AIDS and violence against women and girls ... both a cause and a...

The Unequal AIDS Burden

Women are "fundamentally more affected by the [HIV/AIDS] epidemic than men," Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women, writes in an opinion piece in the Christian Science Monitor.  

UN Special Envoy's Speech at Summit on Global Issues in Women's Health

Text of a speech by Stephen Lewis, UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, delivered at the University of Pennsylvania’s Summit on Global Issues in Women’s Health in April 2005.