In lead up to the 10th ICAAP, the Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (APA), Citizen News Service (CNS) and SEA-AIDS eForum team are hosting the topic 2 online consultation on key affected women and girls (1-20 August 2011).
The GUIDING QUESTION is: “What strategies would you priorities to address the needs and rights of key affected women and girls? In your response, please clarify who you consider key affected women and girls and what are the main challenges in ensuring a more enabling environment for these women and girls. Please share examples.”
Comment from Rathi Ramanathan (APNSW) & Jane Bruning (Positive Women Incorporated), UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board NGO Delegates (Asia Pacific)
BACKGROUND PAPER ON GENDER-SENSTIVITY OF AIDS RESPONSE
At the recent 28th PCB meeting, a background paper on gender-sensitivity of AIDS response, The UNAIDS Agenda for Women and Girls, calls for appropriate systems to be established to investigate and document violence and the link between HIV and different forms of violence against all women and girls, including key affected populations such as sex workers, women living with HIV, women who use drugs, young women and transgender women.