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Women & Aids


What:                    INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S SUMMIT:

Women’s Leadership making a Difference on HIV and AIDS

When:                   Nairobi, KENYA – July 4-7, 2007

Organisers:         World YWCA

Media are invited to cover the first ever international conference on women and AIDS, which will takes place in Nairobi, Kenya on July 4-7, 2007. The conference seeks to mobilise urgent responses to rising HIV infection rates among women and girls in every region of the world.  Up to 80% of new infections occur in girls and young women.

Hosted by the World YWCA, the International Women’s Summit on Women’s Leadership and HIV and AIDS, will bring together over 1500 people, ranging from high level policy makers, celebrities and global leaders to community health workers and AIDS activists.  The Summit seeks to address the impact of AIDS on women and girls, exploring issues such as poverty, violence against women, children’s rights and access to decision-making and resources.

This event is organised by the World YWCA, one of the largest women’s organisations in the world, which has made AIDS a global priority for its work with over 25 million women and girls in 125 countries.  The Summit is co-convened with the International Community of Women Living with HIV and AIDS, and has the support of the UNAIDS Global Coalition on Women and AIDS and UNFPA.

Apply for media accreditation today at www.worldywca.org

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