equal opportunities for HIV positive women
Many countries have signed up to international human rights frameworks that oblige them to respect and protect the rights of all people regardless of HIV status and gender. However, HIV positive women and men and children are subject to degrading and discriminatory treatment, causing blame, despair, isolation, shame and leading to little or restricted freedom of choice or movement in all areas of life. Moreover, gender inequalities in all areas of life increase the abuse of sexual and reproductive rights, as well as legal, economic and political rights for millions of women worldwide. Women’s unequal social, economic, and legal status is increased by a positive HIV status, and vice versa. HIV positive women are also denied access to a range of other rights, which include access to good non-judgmental health care and voluntary counselling and testing. SPTB action research, for example, reveals that women often have little choice over whether to be tested and are given little information about the nature of an HIV test or test results. From the start, HIV positive women have emphasised the HIV and gender connection in local, regional, national and international debates. We may still be fighting to ensure a place for HIV positive women in the inner circles that determine HIV and AIDS policies, but HIV positive women have helped to ensure that international. SPTB seeks to empower HIV-positive women by promoting all of their voices, working to effect changes that improve their lives, and bolstering their influence and input on policy development. Join SPTB's campaign to end HIV and Violence against Women..!
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SPTB's Beijing Campaign Against Discriminatory Laws featured on the Central Java Public Radio program 51%, March 9, 2012 (mp3 audio clip).
female genital mutilation
Female Genital Mutilation [FGM], a fundamental human rights violation, takes different forms in different countries: the partial or total removal of the clitoris [clitoridectomy], the removal of the entire clitoris and the cutting of the labia minora [excision], or in its most extreme form the
trafficking of women and girls
Trafficking of women and girl - the illegal and highly profitable recruitment, transport, or sale of human beings for the purpose of exploiting their labor - is a slavery-like practice that must be eliminated. The trafficking of women and girls into bonded sweatshop labor, forced