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id21News Number 155, May 2005: HIV / AIDS

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    *** id21News Number 155, May 2005 *** FOCUS ON: HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS cannot be addressed solely through medical solutions. It is equally important to improve
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      *** id21News Number 155, May 2005 ***

      FOCUS ON: HIV/AIDS

      HIV/AIDS cannot be addressed solely through medical solutions. It is
      equally important to improve awareness levels about the disease and
      change social attitudes to people living with HIV/AIDS. What are the
      challenges for organisations working with vulnerable people such as
      refugees, displaced populations or women?

      * Cracking down on the HIV/AIDS crisis: can global targets work?
      * Refugee women and HIV/AIDS: what role for relief organisations?
      * Dispelling myths of HIV/AIDS among conflict-affected and displaced
      populations
      * The impact of HIV/AIDS on humanitarian assistance
      * AIDS activism - new opportunities for citizenship in South Africa?

      OTHER NEWS: AIDS on the Agenda; Migration, Urban Poverty and Health;
      ECOSUD 2005; and The Impact of Globalization on the poor in Africa.

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      Cracking down on the HIV/AIDS crisis: can global targets work?

      Globally, 40 million people live with HIV/AIDS; 5 million people were
      infected with HIV in 2001. Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 to halt
      and reverse the spread of the disease is critical to other aspects of
      human development. However, this goal must consider how the disease
      develops in different regional and national contexts.

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      Refugee women and HIV/AIDS: what role for relief organisations?

      Refugee women are particularly at risk from HIV/AIDS, but relief
      organisations often see gender and HIV/AIDS as development issues that
      are not their responsibility. If they do run HIV/AIDS prevention
      programmes, they may be secondary to shelter and feeding programmes. The
      gender inequality fuelling the pandemic remains unchallenged.

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      Dispelling myths of HIV/AIDS among conflict-affected and displaced
      populations

      Conflict, displacement, food insecurity and poverty can make affected
      populations more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. Indeed, refugees are often
      blamed for spreading HIV/AIDS in host countries and discriminated
      against. Though this assumption is not generally supported by data, the
      complex relationship between HIV/AIDS and conflict-affected and
      displaced populations is often misunderstood.

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      The impact of HIV/AIDS on humanitarian assistance

      HIV/AIDS and emergencies are now at the top of the humanitarian policy
      agenda. The combined effect of climatic, economic and social issues led
      to a crisis in several countries in southern Africa during 2002-2003.
      This crisis brought to the forefront the complex interactions between
      HIV/AIDS, food security, livelihoods and humanitarian action. As the
      number of people affected with HIV/AIDS continues to rise, the pandemic
      presents key challenges for humanitarian and development assistance.

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      AIDS activism - new opportunities for citizenship in South Africa?

      Post-apartheid South Africa has witnessed the growth of social movements
      using on-the-ground and network-based modes of organisation that operate
      at the same time in local, national and global political environments.
      Networks across countries and grassroots mobilisation have allowed
      HIV/AIDS activists to use tactics confronting the state while supporting
      it to be more inclusive.

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      OTHER NEWS:

      AIDS on the Agenda is an online resource that is useful for
      policy-makers, development and humanitarian organisations to adapt their
      work to create a holistic response to the impact of HIV/AIDS on poor
      communities.
      http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what_we_do/issues/hivaids/aidsagenda.htm

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      Migration, Urban Poverty and Health workshop on the 10th May 2005 at the
      University of Sussex. Contact Meera Warrier to register for the workshop
      or for more information. Email m.warrier@...

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      The fifth International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable
      Development to be held between 3 - 5 May, 2005 in Cadiz, Spain will
      discus recent work done in this area and will focus on the benefits of
      scientific methods for sustainable development.
      http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2005/eco05/index.html

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      This UNU-WIDER Project on the impact of globalization on the poor in
      Africa is calling for papers for the third project conference to be held
      in Johannesburg, South Africa, 1-2 December 2005. Details are available
      at http://www.wider.unu.edu/. The closing date is 15 June 2005.

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