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Domestic Violence is one of the leading causes of death for women aged between 15 to 40 years in this country.
Global HIV prevalence has levelled off; AIDS is among the leading causes of death globally and remains the primary cause of death in Africa. Improvements in surveillance increase understanding of the epidemic, resulting in substantial revisions to estimates.
HIV affects all of us and it is our collective responsibility as governments, the private sector, donors, NGOs and faith-based organisations, to join hands in the fight against the pandemic.
SAfAIDS extends its special gratitude to the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) and ActionAid International for jointly funding this toolkit. Special thanks go to Anya Levy Guyer and other staff from AJWS, and Everjoice Win and other Action. Aid staff members for their comments and support throughout the development of this publication.
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At the Abuja Summit in 2006 and the UN General Assembly High Level Summit on HIV/AIDS (2006), all countries in Eastern and Southern Africa made a commitment to develop and set targets relating to HIV prevention, treatment and care with the aim of coming as close as possible to universal access for all who need it by 2010. Many countries are in the process of setting 'ambitious' targets of scale-up their AIDS programmes. By the end of 2006, it is anticipated that seventy percent of countries will have set draft or final targets.....
This is an advocacy toolkit for treatment access advocates and activists as individuals or groups, to have an understanding of what advocacy is and how it supports the work of other networks or coalitions engaged in advocacy, and to provide practical advice in how to undertake advocacy work.
The toolkit is about advocacy in planning and implementing an HIV and AIDS treatment access campaign by influencing people and organizations with authority, and to create an environment which protects the rights, health and welfare of PLWHA.