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Only 8 days before the start of DVAM 2014...

Share Knowledge. Take Action! March 10, 2013:
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
#NWGHAAD

Structural drivers (video) of HIV/AIDS and poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH) are the same in many countries around the world: gender inequality, poverty, gender-based violence, and stigma. Please click on the image below to visit UNAIDS for more details and an enlarged view of the info graphic below.

Organized by the Office on Women’s Health, within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the US Department of Health and Human Services, National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, held annually on March 10th, seeks to raise awareness of the disease’s impact on women and girls, and empower people with the knowledge and tools to make a difference. Listed below are several ways you can be a part of these efforts in your community, state, across the nation, and around the world!

 

From the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence


Join us in raising awareness of the intersection of violence against women and HIV/AIDS. Abusers can use a victim’s HIV/AIDS status, need for medical treatment, and feelings of shame as a way to maintain power and control in the relationship. Increase your knowledge and learn about upcoming #NWGHAAD events hosted by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, including dissemination of a resource packet (email pbranco@nrcdv.org), educational webinar (March 1 at 3:00pm eastern), Twit Chat (March 4 at 3:00pm eastern), awareness contest (email kfairley@nrcdv.org), and our support of the Red Pump Project

 

From the Office on Women’s Health


Each year, thousands of organizations and individuals share information about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls and they take action to make a difference by telling women and girls how to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, encouraging them to get tested, providing treatment, services, and supports to those living with the disease, and helping to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS.

Register your event:

Visit NWGHAAD registration page to fill out a brief form about your event and have it posted on womenshealth.gov. Remember, no event or activity is too small to count! Both community and online events and activities can be posted on this page. For questions or assistance, please email: NWGHAAD@jbsinternational.com

Download the FREE materials today:

  • From the NWGHAAD Group Space microsite, visitors can easily download select awareness materials such as posters (in English and Spanish), iron-on t-shirt decals and Facebook cover photos. Materials are available to the general public. You do not need to have an account with Group Spaces to access the files.
  • Event planning guides and templates are available for download via the NWGHAAD website, including sample social media messages, instructions on getting a proclamation issued, tips on seeking partners for your event, a press release template and media advisory, a drop-in newsletter article, fact sheet (in English and Spanish), web buttons banners, and Twibbon. 
 

From Greater Than AIDS


 

Women of color have been especially hard hit in the spread of HIV/AIDS, accounting for the majority of new infections occurring among women in the U.S. Greater Than AIDS supports the outreach efforts of individuals, organizations, and community groups across the nation around NWGHAAD (March 10) by making available informational and promotional HIV/AIDS materials produced especially for this day:

  • Community awareness materials are available for download and for purchase, including FREE NWGHAAD posters, fliers, and stickers. Several of the posters and fliers allow for customization so programs can add their own contact information.
  • Facebook and Twitter profile and cover logos help spread the word through social media. Share details of your event on the Greater Than AIDS FB Wall.
  • Do the same on your organization website by adding the NWGHAAD Greater Than AIDS Awareness Day banners.
 

From Women Deliver: Invest in Girls and Women – It Pays


Women Deliver is a global advocacy organization bringing together voices from around the world to call for action to improve the health and wellbeing of girls and women. Regarding the issue of maternal health and HIV/AIDS, several facts and resources are available, in both English and French. Women Deliver highlights cultural factors that drive the spread of HIV/AIDS and identifies targeted interventions that can reduce, and ultimately eliminate, the spread of this disease. Learn more about Women Deliver’s efforts to Combat HIV and AIDS and download the HIV SRH Integration Fact Sheet, Advancing the Integration of HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health.