Studies have not only shown that the majority of malnourished people are women and girls, but analyses of the distribution of nutrition-related tasks have also revealed the heavy workload of women and low involvement of men. This is why it is important to take gender relations into consideration in the fight against malnutrition.
In Guyana and Kenya, Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) is working to protect and advance women’s rights by decreasing instances of gender-based violence and female genital mutilation/cutting through the capacity building of local organizations.
JSI’s Naima Cozier and Tajan Renderos share insights from their work building the capacity of HIV service providers to integrate gender responsive programming.
World AIDS Day. It is that time of year again when attention focuses on the response to HIV, looking back at progress made and looking forward to the opportunities and challenges ahead. Much of the attention this year is positive, highlighting the unique opportunities before us. The UNAIDS annual report puts forward the lofty, but … Continue reading “World AIDS Day 2011: Looking at a Year of Change”
But, I have also seen hope. I have seen people, organizations, countries coming together, putting resources together to help Zambians. I have seen a disease which was once a death sentence become a disease that can be managed, thanks to all the resources that have gone into providing testing facilities & ART, as well as care and support programs. I have seen the disease itself change from the virulent attacks characteristic of the early textbook description of AIDS, including severe oral thrush, severe Herpes Zoster, other skin manifestations; the AIDS we see now is milder, I think.