Global Coalition on Women and AIDS Tours U.S. To Raise Awareness of HIV/AIDS in Girls, Women
"2006 Empower Women: Fight AIDS," Global Coalition on Women and AIDS: GCWA is touring four U.S. cities -- Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. -- to promote public awareness about HIV/AIDS in girls and women, support discussion and inspire action on the "challenges facing women and girls in a world with AIDS." The tour will address how community leaders and HIV/AIDS advocates can help prevent the spread of HIV among women and how to provide treatment and support services to girls and women. "Empowering women and girls is key to turning the tide of AIDS," UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot has said, adding, "As we design and evaluate AIDS programs, we must always ask: Does this work for women and girls? Unless the answer to that is yes, we cannot expect to succeed in the global response to AIDS." The tour is co-sponsored by UNAIDS, the United Nations Foundation, World Vision and the World YWCA (GCWA release, 6/8).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.