This fact-sheet presents an overview of the manifold intersections between nutrition, HIV and gender, with the aim of promoting an integrated programmatic and policy approach to addressing these global challenges, which have been exacerbated by the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ICAD Applauds Canada For its Renewed Commitment and Global Leadership Ushering in a Bold New Era Where Gender Equality is at the Centre of its Global Health Agenda
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ICAD stands with civil society partners in congratulating Canada for seizing a critical moment in the history of global health and development to renew its commitment to protect and promote the health and rights of women, youth and children around the world.
4 June 2019 (Vancouver, B.C.) – In a show of historic commitment to advancing the health and rights of women and girls, global health and development, Canada has announced a 10-year investment of $1.4 billion annually, of … Read more →
This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post Canada . Co-authored by members of Plan International Canada’s Global Fund team: Magalie Nelson, Health Advisor and Kate Waller, Gender Advisor under the leadership of Bernabe Yameogo, Director of the Unit. The Global Fund Team at Plan International Canada works to accelerate the end of the malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis epidemics A 25-year old Beninese woman confides: ” They (men) do not know what they make us live. Some of us here have become HIV-infected women because of the weight of society, we cannot tell our husbands: condoms or nothing. They allow themselves to go to town to do what they want … Read more →
This blog first appeared on the Huffington Post Canada . By Clara Banya In my work, I meet many women who have had difficult times in their lives. As the National Coordinator for the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) Malawi Chapter, I organize awareness campaigns, support organizations’ HIV work and provide a space for women to talk about their HIV status and reproductive health. I myself was diagnosed with HIV in 2004; but, 13 years later, I find the social stigma I felt then still affects many women in Malawi today. ©GLOBAL FUND ADVOCATES NETWORK Chimwemwe, a 31-year-old woman living in Kaliyeka, one of the poorest neighborhoods … Read more →
This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post Canada here .
By Dr. Zeda F. Rosenberg
As we consider how to reach the end of HIV/AIDS, we must recognize that doing so will require giving women new ways to protect themselves against the virus.
Women are especially vulnerable to HIV because a combination of biology and gender inequities renders them more susceptible to infection than men. In sub-Saharan Africa, HIV is as at least two times more prevalent in young women ages 15 to 24 than in young men, partly because women lack effective and discreet tools they can use on their own to protect themselves. … Read more →
- Statement: European Medicine’s Agency Positive Opinion on Dapivirine Ring is a Turning Point towards Women-centred HIV Prevention July 24, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 July 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – ICAD congratulates the International Partnership on Microbicides (IPM) on its announcement today that the European Medicine’s Agency (EMA) has issued a…
- Interim Results of Open-Label Study of IPM’s Dapivirine Vaginal Ring Find Increased Product Use and Suggest Greater HIV Risk Reduction [IPM] March 6, 2018 Compared to earlier Phase III study, women’s adherence to monthly HIV prevention ring is higher and data suggest infection rates are lower.
- Young women are left out of HIV/AIDS victories October 30, 2017 This blog first appeared on the Huffington Post.By Lebogang Motsumi I was first diagnosed with HIV eight years ago, and only then did I notice that every year, the international…
- IPM Advances Three-month HIV Prevention and Contraception Ring to Clinical Trial [International Partnership for Microbicides] May 3, 2017 First clinical trial of IPM’s dual-purpose vaginal ring builds on promising microbicide technology to address overlapping threats to women’s sexual and reproductive health
- Press Release: On International Women’s Day UNAIDS is urging countries to stop 1 million women and girls from becoming infected with HIV every year March 8, 2017 [UNAIDS] - On International Women’s Day UNAIDS has released a new report which shows that there is an urgent need to scale up HIV prevention and treatment services for women…
- Six Lessons in Helping African Women Avoid H.I.V. December 15, 2017 By Donald G. McNeil Jr., New York Times - Six short videos were released last week describing how a Kenyan nonprofit organization tackles one of Africa’s toughest missions: helping young women…