Unzip the Lips Workshop :
“The Gender Agenda: Making HIV Responses Work for Key Affected Women and Girls”
Unzip the Lips held a workshop prior to the ASEAN Foundation-supported September 2012 Regional Consultation on HIV and Key Affected Women and Girls in the ASEAN region. The goal of the workshop to strengthen civil society advocacy capacity for national and regional HIV responses that more effectively addresses the needs and rights of key affected women and girls in Asia and the Pacific. Participants in the meeting sought to address four key objectives:
• To increase the understanding on and mobilise support for the issues of key affected women and girls among national and regional HIV and AIDS networks.
• To develop policy recommendations by community and civil society organizations on key affected women and girls, including on intimate partner transmission of HIV
• To map out potential advocacy strategy opportunities where advocates can deliver key messages and call attention to current critical issues affecting key affected women and girls, including at the UN Regional Consultation on HIV and KAWG in the ASEAN region, as well as at various national, regional, and global events in 2012-2013
• To strengthen civil society participation at various national, regional and global policymaking forums and events in 2012-2013
Presentations, discussion notes and resources from the meeting are available to download here:
Day 1 Panel Presentation: Overview of definition, key issues and recommendations on key affected women and girls in HIV and AIDS programs.
Day 2 Panel Presentation: Getting to Know ASEAN, the ASEAN ATFOA and ASEAN Asian Committee on Women (ACW)