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The Women's Networking Zone Organisers take our accountability to all stakeholders very seriously.
For the Executive Summary of the WNZ 2010 Evaluation Report: click here
For the full Evaluation Report of the WNZ 2010: click here
Celebrating 10 years of parallel women’s fora.
Programme Guides for the Main Conference and the WNZ 2010
For the Official Programme for the Women's Networking Zone 2010, click here
For the Women and HIV 2010
guide, click here
The following presentations are drawn from the Women’s Networking Zone (WNZ) and also from the main conference (MC) and other sources (OS).
You can download presentations here:
NB: If you presented material in the WNZ or in other parts of the conference that you would like to have posted here, please send it to us at: amandine at salamandertrust dot net
· Accountability (including the evidence base)
· Female Condoms / Microbicides
· GIPA /Awards
· Grassroots / community
· Injecting Drug Use / harm reduction,
· Media / IT / films / audio
· Networks / twinning / country initiatives
· Rights / Criminalisation / Sterilisation / Abortion
· SRHR / sexuality
· Stories / journeys
· Young Women / youth programmes
Other materials of interest
Accountability (including the evidence base)
(WNZ) Women's Networking Zone Town Hall Session: "Beyond the Evidence Base: Rights and Justice for Women: Will the Vienna AIDS Conference Make a Difference?" Moderated by Ida Susser, with contributions by Alice Welbourn, Laura Ferguson, Shirin Heidari, Quarraisha Abdool Karim, and Jill Gay. Session organised by Fiona Hale. The two IAS publications to which Shirin Heidari referred can be found here and here. The new "What Works for Women" website can be accessed here.
(MC) Women, HIV &
Quality of Life: Poster Presentation by Isabel Nunes and
"HIV and the MDGs: Can we do one without the other?"
Female Condoms / Microbicides(MC) The CAPRISA microbicides study results: Click here for the webcast of the presentation and here for an article by Ida Susser about this for Open Democracy.
(MC) "GIPA" Good Practice Guide: A new publication from the International HIV Alliance and GNP+, launched in Vienna, which takes gender issues into account.
(OS) CONGRATULATIONS to Olimbi and Sveta from Europe - and to all the other great people and organisations around the world who won this year's Red Ribbon Awards. You can read more about Olimbi and her work here.
(WNZ) Stepping Stones: Powerpoint presentations about this training programme on gender, HIV, communication
and relationship skills, in Russia; Uganda and elsewhere. Short video presentation about Stepping Stones use in Russia, where it is known as "15".
(WNZ) Funding for
Women's Rights: The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS held a panel in
the Women's Networking Zone to explore this ever-pressing issue. Nyaradzayi
Gumbondzvanda, General Secretary of the WorldYWCA, and a member of the GCWA Steering
Committee, moderated this session and reviews the issues here.
(WNZ) Returning Home: A
powerful film about young women with children and a substitution therapy
programme in Ukraine from the All Ukrainian Network of People living with HIV
in 3 parts:
(OS) "Women, Harm Reduction and HIV": a report on a multi-country study relating to women, HIV, injecting drug use and SRR. Soros Institute.
(MC) The WHiPT Project
reports on research regarding Medical Male Circumcision amongst women in four
countries in E and Southern Africa.
(WNZ) Preparing for the Women's Networking Zone
(OS) Positive Pondering on World AIDS Vaccine Day, by Andrea Von Lieven
(OS) Mujeres Adelante:
the women's daily newsletter has covered issues brought up in the Conference
in relation to women's issues in the context of HIV. Please click on the
links below to download the newsletters:
First edition - Mujeres Adelante newsletter - Day 1 (18th July 2010)
Second edition - Mujeres Adelante newsletter - Day 2 (19th July 2010)
Third edition -
Mujeres Adelante newsletter - Day 3 (20th July 2010)
Final edition - Mujeres Adelante newsletter - (October 2010)
(OS) Articles and Blogs
on Open Democracy about the Conference - read from
the bottom of the second page upwards to read them in chronological order
(WNZ) Diamonds: A terrific film from the Asia-Pacific region. You can view the trailer here.
(WNZ) Lifeboat: Short
films about women living with HIV in Europe and their families. A film trailer of
Lifeboat Deutschland can be viewed here. A powerpoint of the
project can be viewed here.
(OS) There is an extract from the newsletter 'Mujeres Adelante': by Alice Welbourn: “WECARe+: The thinking behind it: Moving forward the Positive Women’s Agenda, linking across Europe and Central Asia”.
(OS) Please click on the hyperlink to read articles on the subject of HIV and attitudes. These articles were taken from the second newsletter of the Sophia Forum, the UK chapter of the Global Coalition in Women and AIDS (www.sophiaforum.net)
English version) (German version)
(WNZ) Launch of WECARe+: The new network for women living with HIV in Europe and Central Asia. Survey and pdf of powerpoint of survey highlights. Also now available in Portuguese and French. To read an account of the launch in the WNZ by Luisa Orza, click here.
(WNZ) The Twinning Project: 2010 for 2010: A unique twinning project which brought HIV-positive women from East and West Europe together to the AIDS Conference for the first time was highlighted in the WNZ. Read more here for the poster about the project; and here for the press report.
(MC) Two posters from Germany: Click here for a poster about the work of GSSG in Germany; and here for a poster about the work of the Federal Centre for Health Education.
Declaration of the Socialist International Women on the impact of HIV/AIDS on women
(OS) EC Launch of the Women’s Charter, which includes the Commission’s commitment to eliminate gender inequalities in access to health care and to eliminate gender based violence.
(OS) 10 reasons why Criminalization of HIV Exposure or Transmission Harms Women, Athena Network, 2009
(OS) How Could She: A film about an HIV positive woman who has been imprisoned in Sweden for risk of HIV transmission. Her husband and two children are HIV-negative.
(WNZ) Neglected SRR
issues for women living with HIV: a panel session. Click here for a summary
of this session which included contributions from
Maria de Bruyn, Jenifer Gatsi and Sofia Gruskin.
(WNZ) Testing issues: see an article about one session about this from South Africa here.
(MC) Satellite: "How to Guarantee Women's and Girls' Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the HIV/AIDS Response?"
(WNZ) HIV, women and motherhood: A series of interviews conducted by Alice Welbourn during and since the International AIDS conference in Mexico in August 2008. Fourteen women share their most painful times, their resilience, their yearnings and their passions for change.
There were many personal stories and journeys shared during the course of the WNZ. However they were not all documented. To read more about some of them, read the daily "Mujeres Adelante" newsletters, shown above under "media".
(WNZ) Gender based violence: see an article about a session which shared women's experiences from the Dominican Republic, Russia and the UK here.
(WNZ) Linking HIV, SRR and young women: a session in the WNZ on 22 July.
(MC) WorldYWCA: click here to read about all the activities of the WorldYWCA at the Vienna Conference.
(OS) Healthy, Happy and Hot: A guide written for young people living with HIV to help them understand their rights, and live healthy, happy and sexually fulfilling lives.
(WNZ) "Getting Heard in Politics: How young women can influence the policy agenda" Presentation from the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS.
Other materials from or related to the Vienna Conference of interest.......
Please click on the link to download the UNAIDS Letter to Partners
Photo of delegates at Women Arise Strategic Planning Meeting, New York, March 2010