Women's Networking Zone at AIDS 2016 report

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ATHENA is delighted to share a report of the Women's Networking Zone at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, July 2016. The report demonstrates the breadth of activity in the WNZ, with session reports, articles and feedback to bring the WNZ to you, even if you weren't able to participate in Durban.

Born out of women’s parallel organising at the Durban conference in 2000, the Women’s Networking Zone (WNZ) is a community-focused forum running parallel to international and regional AIDS conferences, among other policy fora. Read more about the history of the WNZ here.

We looked to the return to Durban for AIDS 2016 as a key opportunity to celebrate and re-galvanize the women’s rights and HIV movement that has mobilised around the WNZ over the last decade and a half. Over the last 16 years, the WNZ has become a globally recognised and valued space for democratic and inclusive women’s parallel organising, and for bringing together local, regional, and global perspectives, as well as for bridging the gender, human rights, HIV, and sexual and reproductive health and rights communities. The WNZ@AIDS 2016, under the theme of OUR lives! OUR time! Powered by OUR solutions!, created an opportunity to unite women locally, regionally and globally, to mark the advances made through women’s collective organising since the year 2000, and to platform a forward looking agenda of innovative community-building and advocacy.

Please share the report widely!