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!
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 email@example.com), educational webinar (March 1 at 3:00pm eastern), Twit Chat (March 4 at 3:00pm eastern), awareness contest (email firstname.lastname@example.org), and our support of the Red Pump Project
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
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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:
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.
Everyone is impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault either directly or indirectly, but many do not realize it. Now is the time to change that. Our goal this year is to teach men, youth, women — everyone within our communities — how to recognize domestic violence and offer support to speak openly about it.
Every year, UN Women: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women join with Say NO-UNiTE to End Violence Against Women to commemorate the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. 16 Days of Activism begins on November 25 and continues through December 10 to raise awareness of this devastating issue that knows no bounds and to inspire action to end this pervasive human rights violation across the globe. Their website contains a global policy agenda, activist stories and videos demonstrating the work of their grantees, and 16 Ways to Say NO to Violence Against Women Action Steps.