Between March 1st and 12th, 2010, the 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will be held at the United Nations in New York. The event will undertake a fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, besides the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly. The objective is to share experiences and good practices, with a view to overcoming remaining obstacles and new challenges, including those related to the Millennium Development Goals.
Thecoordinator of Gestos, Alessandra Nilo, is in New York as a member of the Brazilian’s government delegation. The activist, among other civil society leaders, will participate in a parallel session about “The Challenges of HIV/AIDS from Beijing to 2010, and will also be part of an interactive dialogue with Government representatives and gender and AIDS experts, on how to dramatically improve national responses to AIDS for women and girls at national and community levels.
This panel, looking beyond the UNGASS Declaration to AIDS towards the Millennium Development Goals and the Beijing Declaration, will explore the linkages between these commitments and highlight what will be required to effectively address the structural issues and drivers of the epidemic in order to deliver on UNGASS and MDGs 3, 4, 5 and 6. The activity is organized by The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA).
March 4th – Strategies from the South
The Challenges of HIV/AIDS from Beijing to 2010 (FEIM/IAWC, ICW, APNSW and Gestos)
March 5th – Meeting Accountabilities to Women and Girls in the context of AIDS: What will it take to reach commitments to Beijing Universal Access, UNGASS and MDGs (Global Coalition on Women and AIDS)
March 7th – Is Violence Against Women on the HIV Funding Agenda – Yet? Panel organized by the “Women WON’T wait. End HIV and Violence against Women. NOW.” campaign