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June 13, 2008 [New York, USA] - After going into an unscheduled third day, the United Nations High-Level meeting on HIV/AIDS ended on 12 June with civil society groups complaining over the lack of true partnership with governments in the fight against the pandemic.
June 13 2008, [Harare, Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe government has exempted AIDS relief organisations from a ban on NGOs operating in the country, but advocacy groups have reacted cautiously to the news.
Women, Ink, a program of the International Women's Tribune Centre, has compiled a collection of materials entitled "HIV/AIDS and Women: Resources to Support Policy and Advocacy." Comprising some 50 action-oriented tools as well as analyses, reports and case studies, this resource pack was assembled to support informed participation on issues of women and HIV/AIDS.
Recognising that in Southern Africa, the limited rights for women and gender-based violence have been key factors driving the HIV epidemic, SAfAIDS, in collaboration with Oxfam International, have initiated a project to explore best practices in address gender, culture and HIV. Through the project, SAfAIDS will develop a booklet on gender, culture and HIV Best Practices in ZImbabwe .
June 2008 [New York, US]. World YWCA statement to the United Nations High Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS. Women and girls urgently need strong leadership and accountability by governments for effective and sustainable solutions to the AIDS pandemic that meet their needs. Universal Access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, must be achieved by 2010.
On the 7th anniversary of the pledge by African Union member states to allocate 15% of national budgets to health, Nobel Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Africa Public Health Alliance 15% Now Campaign of which he is Honorary Chair have urged African Heads of State and Government not to in any way revise, drop or f