Women's Networking Zone: AIDS 2006

For the XVI International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2006) in Toronto, ATHENA worked in partnership with ICW and the Canadian groups Voices of Positive Women and the Coalition for a Blueprint for Action on Women and Girls and HIV. In an effort to continue the tradition and replicate the models of Women at Durban, Mujeres Adelante/Women at Barcelona, and Women at Bangkok, we convened the inaugural Women’s Networking Zone in the Global Village. The strong community-driven program provided six days of skills-building workshops, strategy sessions, and presentations. The venue provided a space for Canadian priorities to be shared and solutions to be debated, and for community-based women leaders to bring their knowledge, questions, and success stories to the discussion.