[We found out about this important meeting from the incredible Health Information for All (HIFA) listserv]:
Nigeria is hosting the 2nd GlobalPOWER Women Network Africa High Level Meeting (GPHLM) in Abuja, Nigeria on 27-28 June 2013. The acronym stands for Global Partnership of Women Elected and Appointed Representatives This initiative, funded by UNAIDS emerged because gender based violence and gender inequalities were increasingly recognized as underlying women's increased risk of HIV/AIDS. We particularly salute the succinct and very impressive objectives set in Zimbabwe in 2012, , calling for:
- Zero new HIV infections
- Zero maternal and child mortality
- Zero tolerance to violence against women and girls
- Zero hunger and poverty
THE 2nd GlobalPOWER high-level meeting occurring later this week has as its expected outcomes (summarized from the HIFA brief):
i. An up-to-date performance report on HIV response for women and girls, as well as in women's health, socioeconomic advancement/empowerment and gender equality produced;
ii. Documented state of sexual and gender-based violence in Africa, including during conflict and post-conflict situations, and the multi-sectoral prevention and management responses to address them;
iii. A compilation of strategies, policies, and effective and promising practices for accelerating the implementation of global and regional commitments for women and girls, gender equality and HIV/AIDS in Africa;
iv. A compilation of strategies, policies, and effective and promising practices for accelerating sexual and reproductive health and rights, and advancing the socioeconomic empowerment of women and girls;
v. A set of agreed priorities for women and girls, their socioeconomic advancement, gender equality and HIV/AIDS, for inclusion in a post-2015 sustainable development framework
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