Gender inequality & HIV
Gender inequality, resulting in discrimination and violence, is a root cause of the HIV epidemic worldwide. Marginalised communities often face multiple, overlapping forms of discrimination, and are thus disproportionately impacted by HIV and AIDS. Now is the time to implement a sustainable approach that addresses this injustice at all levels of society.
Gender equality means equal rights and opportunities within all areas of life and valuing different behaviours, aspirations and needs equally, regardless of gender. In the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, the world has committed to ending all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere. Many organisations, including Aidsfonds, strive to work for a gender-equitable world.
16 Days of Activism
As violence is a root cause of new HIV-infections among sex workers, Aidsfonds dedicates 16 Days of Activism to raising awareness to this worldwide problem. From 25 November to 10 December 2019, we raise attention by sharing life stories and achieved changes with our Hands Off programme, focused on the reduction of violence against sex workers. Click here to learn more and join the movement to #EndSexWorkViolence.
Gender Transformative Approach
Aidsfonds’ gender transformative approach (GTA) is to focus on reducing inequalities and seek long-term changes in gender relations and power dynamics at all levels of society. It requires adjustment of policies, norms and practices. Our projects cover gender equality advocacy, research and analysis that address gender relations, issues of power and violence, and tackling discrimination people face in terms of their opportunities, resources, services, benefits, decision-making, and influence. Wish to learn more about it? Contact our Aidsfonds Colleague Roanna van den Oever.
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Lillian Mworeko wins CHANGE Courageous Changemaker Award
"This award is dedicated to all women in their diversity, that wake up each day with a mission to bring about change that impacts women and girls in all their diversity. It is a recognition of the community of women living with HIV whose lives have been shuttered; who continue to face stigma and discrimination, criminalisation, restrictions of all forms because of their HIV status." Lillian Mworeko, Executive Director ICWEA