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For immediate release ICAD Welcomes Canada’s First Feminist International Assistance Policy and its Potential Impact on the Government’s Global HIV Commitments to Reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals 9 June 2017 (Ottawa) – ICAD applauds the much anticipated unveiling of Canada’s first feminist International Assistance Policy by Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Marie-Claude Bibeau, targeting gender equality and women’s rights, including sexual and reproductive health rights, and initiatives that will make significant contribution to improving the health and lives of the most vulnerable. ICAD also congratulates Minister Bibeau on her strong leadership to ensure an inclusive International Assistance Review process from which this new feminist development policy has … Read more 


 


 


 


 

Please share this message with your networks –  The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2017 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council will be held from Monday, 10 July, to Wednesday, 19 July 2017; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 17 July, to Wednesday, 19 July 2017. The theme will be ” Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world “. The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following, including Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, that will be considered each year:      Goal … Read more 


 

This blog first appeared on the Huffington Post Canada here .

By Nicci Stein

When you think about HIV prevention and children, the first thing that comes to mind is perinatal/vertical transmission — a baby acquiring HIV in utero, through the birth process or through breastfeeding. For some reason, the catchy acronym “PMTCT” (Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission) stubbornly stays in our lexicon even though it is archaic and places the burden of guilt for transmission onto women living with HIV. But that’s another topic for another day.

How HIV affects children and how the impacts can be addressed and mitigated involves so much more than ensuring babies born … Read more 


 

This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post Canada here . 

By Leah Morris

Internationally the formal commitment has been made to end AIDS by 2030. This will require hitting the ambitious 90-90-90 targets, meaning that 90 per cent of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90 per cent of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy, and 90 per cent of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression. However, there is a chasm to be crossed between the formal signature of a country acknowledging that these targets ought to be met, and the day-to-day financial, political, and social effort … 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