||Town hall meeting: Action agenda on caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS
||04 March, 2009
||3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
||Priority theme: The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS
Sponsors: UNIFEM and co-sponsored by: The Permanent Mission of Estonia to the UN, CIRDDOC (Nigeria) CORDAID (Netherlands), Gender Links/GEMSA, GROOTS International, HelpAge International, Huairou Commission, ILO, International Women¿s Health Coalition, Sonke Gender Justice, UNAIDS/Global Coalition on Women and AIDS, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, VSO International, World YWCA
Description: Women and girls have seen their household and community burdens grow as a result of HIV and AIDS in effect compromising their health, their ability to generate income, their chance to get an education, their leisure time and other markers of well-being. The inability of health systems to care for people living with HIV and AIDS has led many governments to rely on home-based care to fill the gap, provided mostly by women and girls. The event will provide the opportunity to discuss key issues, strategies and entry points for those on the front-line of care-giving, such as caregivers themselves or their networks, to fully engage as key participants in the formation of the national response and the decision-making processes that affect them. The discussions will reflect on efforts taken to change deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men within the family and society at large and will also present innovative mechanisms established to reduce women¿s disproportionate burden of care in the context of HIV/AIDS, including different forms of support to caregivers and national strategies that seek to institute a broad response, with specific attention to the provision of basic social services through health care and other services. The format for the event will be an interactive town-hall style with opportunities for on-going audience participation. The session will start with opening remarks, and short presentations by eight (8) speakers. The Moderator will facilitate the discussion, asking panelists follow-up questions, and open the discussion for audience participation, exchanging of views and experiences.
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