Mujeres Adelante:

Advancing women’s rights in the response to HIV and AIDS

Mujeres Adelante is a newsletter and a special joint edition series of the ALQ on women’s rights and HIV that grows out of a history of shared organizing around gender and human rights – and of mobilizing women – at the International AIDS Conference since Barcelona in 2002. Mujeres Adelante was the name of a collaboration between global advocates and a local HIV positive women’s organization in Barcelona to build a parallel conference embedded in the Barcelona community that would be free and open to the public.

 Mujeres Adelante, the newsletter and journal, is jointly produced by the AIDS Legal Network and ATHENA which carries forward the dialogue, discussion, and debates from AIDS 2008 in Mexico City through the Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum 2009 to the IAS HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention in 2009 toward AIDS2010 in Vienna, and beyond.

We have three central goals for these newsletters and journals:

1)     To make emerging themes and discussions at International AIDS Conferences and related global forums accessible to community stakeholders and in so doing, create mechanisms by which research, advocacy, and community meet.;

2)     To mobilize around a ‘gender agenda’ and in so doing, place women’s rights and gender equality at the heart of the AIDS response; and,

3)     To create a platform whereby contentious, neglected, and emerging issues in the AIDS response can be identified, debated, and addressed. 

Mujeres Adelante manifests the desire of diverse stakeholders in the AIDS response to create a shared voice and vision around gender equality and women’s rights; to bridge movements; to link sectors; and to create channels through which local and global meet as well as the passion of women from around the world to interpret, own, and advance a rights-based response to HIV and AIDS. 

ALQ Mujeres Adelante - Looking Back on Vienna 2010

ALQ Mujeres Adelante - March 2010

ALQ Mujeres Adelante - January 2010

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