Building women’s global meaningful participation in the High Level Meeting (HLM) on HIV and AIDS
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR TERRIFIC CONTRIBUTION TO THIS GLOBAL VIRTUAL SURVEY - THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE THIRTY YEARS OF THE HIV VIRUS
December 2011: New materials launched at ICASA, December 2011
7 June 2011: In Women's Words: Action Agenda..... Listen to the webcast: click here and read the document launched at this event hereThis was launched in New York on 7th June at 4-5.30 pm in Conference Room 2 of the UN Headquarters. The event was sponsored by the Government of Liberia. Drs Michel Sidib
é and Michelle Bachelet of UNAIDS and UN Women respectively, lead a tremendous panel of speakers, including Stephanie Nolen (Moderator), Annie Lennox, Alicia Keys, Ebony Johnson, Frika Chia, HE Prime Minister Sarah Wescott-Williams of Sint Maarten, HE Vabah Gayflor, Minister of Gender and Development, Republic of Liberia and the President of Rwanda, HE Paul Kagame.
Please click here to download the full document launched at this event.
The event is available online via webcast here
ALSO to be watched on UN webcast: Silvia Petretti speaking at the end of the closing plenary of the High Level Meeting.
To access the final UN Political Declaration from June 2011, click here.
The Regional Factsheets have now been authorised by UNAIDS and UN Women
They can all be downloaded here.
Asia and the Pacific
East and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English); and (in Russian): here
Middle East and North Africa
North America and West and Central Europe
West and Central Africa
Please come back shortly for the final Global Summary Document. The one below is from April 2011
Global Summary document
The Athena Network: www.athenanetwork.org Global Coalition on Women and AIDS: www.womenandaids.net
More information about the Survey process and different translations of the survey can be found here below:
BACKGROUND INFORMATIONBelow is the letter which was sent out in March 2011 to initiate the Global Virtual Consultation process. This elicited a tremendous response of around 800 women from 95 countries across the world, in the space of 2 weeks.
The High Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS that takes place in June this year will review achievements made against the commitments of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS Declaration of Commitment of 2001, and the Political Declaration of 2006. It will determine the priority agenda for work on HIV and AIDS over the next five years, in particular as we work towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Multiple processes are underway to ensure broad stakeholder engagement and representation in the outcomes of the Meeting. These include regional civil society consultations and pre-meetings. (http://www.icaso.org/ungass.html)
The ATHENA Network and the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA) are running a virtual survey in order to ensure the broadest possible engagement and representation of women (and girls wherever possible) in the processes leading up to the HLM – especially women living with and affected by HIV, and other key populations of women who often lack platforms for priority issues to be raised and heard.
This survey will be sent via various electronic social media to women in all regions, in English, French, Spanish, Russian, and Arabic. From the responses we receive, we are seeking to identify regional messages, which can be fed into the regional consultations being held over the next two months, and consolidated into 3 to 4 key global asks to feed into the HLM outcome document by the beginning of April. Beyond the HLM process, we hope that the findings that the survey produces will be useful at the national, regional, and international advocacy levels. We will be producing regional summaries of the findings.