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International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS Gender, HIV and the global tsunami: some essential steps for survival ICW Patron: Mary Robinson

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Source: UNAIDS, July 2004 Sierra Leone estimated by Commonwealth Revolving Fund Working Group

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Source: UNAIDS, July 2004/ Commonwealth Revolving Fund Working Group

But being a Commonwealth country may mean high HIV prevalence!: 

But being a Commonwealth country may mean high HIV prevalence! HIV Prevalence in African Commonwealth Countries, 2003 HIV Prevalence in African former French/Belgian Colonies, 2003 Source: UNAIDS, 2004 Courtesy Alan Whiteside

The Burden of HIV/AIDS in Commonwealth Countries: 

The Burden of HIV/AIDS in Commonwealth Countries The Commonwealth has: 66% = 25 million of all 38 million people living with HIV/AIDS 4 million of the 6 million people in need of ARV treatment Relatively much more HIV disease in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean A dire need for intervention on the scale required as a priority

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Estimated Adult HIV Prevalence Rate (%) Commonwealth countries in sub-Saharan Africa Source: UNAIDS, July 2004/ Commonwealth Revolving Fund Working Group Courtesy AB Akosa

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Estimated Adult HIV Prevalence Rate (%) Commonwealth countries in sub-Saharan Africa Source: UNAIDS, July 2004/ Commonwealth Revolving Fund Working Group 55% Women 58% Women 57% Women 58% Women 57% Women 55% Women 57% Women 57% Women 56% Women 56% Women 56% W 65% W 58% W 60% 56% 57% Women count for at least 55% of all HIV positive adults in every Commonwealth country in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Burden of HIV/AIDS on women in Commonwealth Countries: 

The Burden of HIV/AIDS on women in Commonwealth Countries The Commonwealth has: 66% = 25 million of all 38 million people living with HIV/AIDS 72% = 12.2 million of all 17 million women with HIV/AIDS 4 million of the 6 million people in need of ARV treatment Relatively much more HIV disease in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean A dire need for intervention on the scale required as a priority

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1 Marriage is now a risk factor for HIV for women in many parts of…….. sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and L America 2 Total new HIV positive women daily…….. 7,000 3 Around 60% of HIV positive people in sub-Saharan Africa are…….. women 4 Most new infections are…….. young women HIV: Global Facts 2005 Some more facts (UNAIDS)

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Source: UNAIDS 2004

WOMEN and GIRLS: 

WOMEN and GIRLS

WOMEN and GIRLS: 

WOMEN and GIRLS WHY?

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International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS Most of our members in 130 countries of the world never thought themselves to be at risk of HIV……….. ………and of those that did, most had no power to reduce their risk

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Gender “In all societies, gender is important in determining what women and men are expected to know about sexual matters, how they are expected to behave and their attitudes in relation to sex” (DFID report: Hansard, 2001)

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Lack of education Lack of good sex education Lack of FP or treatment for STIs Lack of sexual and reproductive rights Poverty and unsustainable livelihoods Causes of unequal HIV infection in women

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HARARE COMMONWEALTH DECLARATION 1991: “Promotion of democracy and good governance, human rights and the rule of law, gender equality and sustainable economic and social development” International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS

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HARARE COMMONWEALTH DECLARATION 1991: the development of human resources, in particular through education, training, health, culture, sport and programmes for strengthening family and community support, paying special attention to the needs of women, youth and children International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS

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orphans no farmers no carers of the sick no educators of children no communities no future Keep rural positive women as your benchmark…. Or….

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Evidence of gender inequities in relation to diagnosis, treatment and related health care is found in: TB malaria Leishmaniasis Onchocerciasis leprosy Source: Liverpool School/ICW

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So why should HIV suddenly be so different? Source: Liverpool School/ICW Evidence of gender inequities in relation to diagnosis, treatment and related health care is found in: TB malaria Leishmaniasis Onchocerciasis leprosy

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Minimum requirements for women’s treatment access at community level

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“My dream, what I was – a nurse known by all, with prestige, loved by everyone – had gone. I fell into depression and forgot everyone in the world” (ICW member) Health workers are human too…

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Estimates…. No. HIV positive people….. 40 million Total new HIV infections….. 5 million Botswana life expectancy is….. 27 years Some parts of Zambia are now treeless Total AIDS-related deaths….. 3.1 million HIV: Global facts 2005 Some facts (UNAIDS)

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Estimates….. Total deaths from Tsunami 295,608 Total AIDS-related deaths x 10 Total all new HIV infections x 16 HIV Global figures all of 2005

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HEALTH unbiased care and respect full sexual and reproductive rights Positive workplace policies… …. Meaningful involvement LAW REFORM EDUCATION an end to violence education child custody rights & property and inheritance rights good sex education ECONOMICS sustainable livelihoods free access to treatment

International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (or what HIV Positive Commonwealth Women are doing about this pandemic…..): 

International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (or what HIV Positive Commonwealth Women are doing about this pandemic…..)

International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS : 

International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS Parliamentarians in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, UK…. UN - WHO, UNAIDS, UNIFEM…. Workshops for YOUNG positive women Publications – policy documents, pamphlets, press statements, presentations Gender equity, ACTS, meaningful involvement in decision-making SOCIAL, ECONOMIC and LEGAL JUSTICE

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International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS www.icw.org the only international network run by and for HIV positive women November 2005 Malta Dr Alice Welbourn ICW

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