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A review of socio-economic empowerment initiatives for women living with HIV in Asia

This review of socio-economic empowerment initiatives for women living with HIV in Asia complements the assessment of the Women and Wealth Project, supported by the United Nations Development Programme Asia-Pacific Regional Centre and implemented by the Population and Community Developmentmore

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A win for women is a win for all

UNDP is leading a UNAIDS and UNIFEM interagency initiative “Universal Access Now!” to accelerate universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for women and girls in countries where women are most affected by HIV. This is the third update on this initiatives which focuses on humanmore

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Access for All - UNDP Partnerships in HIV/AIDS and Development

This supplement has been prepared by UNDP for the XV International AIDS Conference which took place in Bangkok, 11-16 July 2004. It includes an interview with Mark Malloch Brown, former UNDP Administrator, with Mary Robinson on putting Human Rights at the Centre of HIV/AIDS Strategies, and withmore

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Achieving Exceptional HIV AIDS responses for Development

A Human Development Viewpoint (HDV) is a “think piece” on development issues, aimed at generating internal dialogue and debate toward the continuous development of new approaches and innovative ideas. This issue argues that developing countries need to develop strategic, multi- sectoral andmore

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Agenda for Accelerated Country Action for Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV

The Action Framework was developed in response to the pressing need to address gender inequalities and human rights violations that put women and girls at a greater risk of, and more vulnerable to, HIV. more

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Assessing the incremental effects of combining economic and health interventions

This research study explores whether adding a gender and HIV training programme to micro finance initiatives can lead to health and social benefits beyond those achieved by micro finance alone. The research concludes that the addition of a training component to group-based micro finance programmesmore

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Botswana National Human Development Report- Towards an AIDS-Free Generation

The report takes a broad sweep at the human development condition in Botswana and comprehensively analyzes its interface with HIV and AIDS. It sets forth key recommendations for action which address entry points of the epidemic in the society and the primary drivers and multipliers that acceleratemore

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Cambodia Human Development Report 2001

The report documents the reciprocal relationship between the HIV/AIDS epidemic and human development in Cambodia. It highlights the main determinants contributing to the epidemic in Cambodia. more

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Carbon footprinting of Global Fund grant programmes – feasibility of measurement during operational phases

Previous studies by the UNDP, working with Arup, have demonstrated the feasibility of developing a measure of carbon footprint for the delivery of Global Fund health programmes. This method allows a grant programme to be assessed during the development of budget planning – a useful tool to informmore

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Checklist for Integrating Gender into the New Funding Model of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria

This Checklist has been developed to support the integration of gender-responsive components into the implementation of HIV programmes supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (the Global Fund), as their new funding model (NFM) is rolled out. The Checklist provides specific stepsmore

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Covering Treatment for HIV in India: A Feasibility Study

This study provides an example of how a CSO can plan to finance HIV-related treatment for its clients. The outcome of the study was set of ideas and specific schemes on how this could be done. more

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Development Planning and Tobacco Control: Integrating the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control into UN and National Development Planning Instruments

Tobacco use, driven by industry marketing and fuelled by social inequities, is killing 6 million people per year, inhibiting socio-economic development at household, national and global levels, exacting economic burdens on national health care systems, infringing human rights and obstructingmore

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Eliminating forced, coercive and otherwise involuntary sterilization

This statement aims to contribute to the elimination of forced, coercive and otherwise involuntary sterilization. It reaffirms that sterilization as a method of contraception and family planning should be available, accessible, acceptable, of good quality, and free from discrimination, coercion andmore

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Enabling Effective Responses to HIV in Pacific Island Countries

The report presents options for human rights-based legislation for the prevention and management of HIV, for protecting those already infected and those particularly affected by or vulnerable to HIV, and ensuring that people living with HIV can continue to live useful and productive lives. more

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Essential Actions on Gender and AIDS

This pamphlet outlines a series of steps and processes for country-level stakeholders to accelerate and expand action on gender equality in order to strengthen national responses to AIDS. The Essential Actions pamphlet is drawn from the document Gender Guidance for National AIDS Responses,more

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Gearing Macroeconomic Policies to Manage Large Inflows of ODA: HIV-AIDS

This paper examines how macroeconomic policies can be managed to accommodate a large inflow of foreign aid to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic and still maintain macroeconomic stability. more

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Gender Impact of HIV and AIDS in India

The study on the Socio-Economic Impact of HIV and AIDS was conducted in the six high prevalence states of India. The study was aimed to assess the impact of HIV and AIDS on households and make projections at the macro and sectoral level. more

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Gender and HIV in the Pacific Islands Region: A literature review of evidence with recommendations

This study presents evidence linking the spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) with gender inequality in law and in custom in Pacific Island countries and territories. The subject of HIV and Gender is sensitive and cannot be discussed without the use of explicit language and without plainlymore

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HIV Vulnerabilities Faced by Women Migrants: from Asia to the Arab States

The study aims at contributing to more responsive policies and programmes that will ensure the safe movement of Asian migrant women as well as facilitating access to HIV prevention, care, and support services throughout the full cycle of migration. more

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HIV in Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States

Details available HIV/AIDS data for Central and Eastern Europe & Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Facts/figures show a region with some of the world's fastest growing infection rates. Encompasses epidemiological trends, offers demographic, socio-economic profiles of people living withmore