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Turning Up The Volume On Children & Families Living With HIV And AIDS

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Turning Up The Volume On Children & Families Living With HIV And AIDS

The following post, by Coalition member, Florence Anam of International Community of Women Living with HIV, was originally published on the InterAction blog. No arguments are more persuasive in influencing global HIV and AIDS policy and funding decisions than those of the children and families affected by the disease. After all, these individuals know best the challenges they face and the solutions most likely to work for them. But they must be empowered in order to effect real change. If we are to end the epidemic as a public health threat by the year 2030, we must ensure that the voices of...

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Statement Opposing the Global Gag Rule 2017

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Statement Opposing the Global Gag Rule 2017

The Coalition and 159 other groups signed this coalition statement opposing the “Global Gag Rule,” also known as the Mexico City Policy. This rule blocks aid to foreign organizations who use their own non-US funds to provide information, referrals, or services for legal abortion or to advocate for access to abortion services in their own country. We join together as diverse voices from a variety of sectors to oppose the harmful global gag rule, also known as the Mexico City Policy. While the Helms Amendment restricts U.S. foreign assistance funding for abortions “as a...

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Social Protection & HIV: Research Implications for Policy

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Social Protection & HIV: Research Implications for Policy

Social Protection & HIV: Research Implications for Policy

UNICEF, in collaboration with Coalition member, Professor Lucie Cluver, recently produced six peer-reviewed articles on social protection and HIV in addition to briefs highlighting the research implications for policy. The documents are a result of ongoing programming and longitudinal research conducted by Oxford. While the context is South African, the programming and results are more broadly relevant and the briefs can to help guide policy dialogues at country and regional level. Learn more here. The Coalition, in partnership with RIATT-ESA, UNICEF and Oxford University Press, recently...

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Making the Children of Key Populations a Priority for Equitable Development

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Making the Children of Key Populations a Priority for Equitable Development

Recently, Lisa Bohmer and Noreen Huni, Coalition Chair and Co-chair, authored a blog on the Huffington Post highlighting the challenges facing children of key HIV and AIDS affected populations.  Allow me to introduce you to a young, HIV positive mother—we’ll call her “Sarah”—in South Africa. Sarah is living in extreme poverty. To ensure her child has food and shelter, she is a sex worker, likely how she contracted the disease. Forced with the untenable choice of providing either food or childcare—she cannot afford both—she locks her baby in the house while she works. She is...

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Front Stage: Putting Children in the Spotlight in the Fight Against HIV and AIDS

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Front Stage: Putting Children in the Spotlight in the Fight Against HIV and AIDS

Coalition Chair, Lisa Bohmer recently published an op-ed in the Huffington Post calling for a greater focus on treatment, prevention, care and support for children in the global fight against HIV and AIDS. Front Stage: Putting Children in the Spotlight in the Fight Against HIV and AIDS   In Hollywood, adult actors are warned not to be upstaged by their child co-stars who nearly universally steal the show. When the setting is the global HIV and AIDS response, however, adults get the lion’s share of attention. Shining a brighter spotlight on children would better ensure a happy ending to...

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Coalition Announces New Manager

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Coalition Announces New Manager

CORINNA CSAKY JOINS THE COALITION FOR CHILDREN AFFECTED BY AIDS LOS ANGELES, CA., September 23, 2016 – The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS (the Coalition) is very pleased to announce its new manager, Corinna Csáky. Corinna brings a strong portfolio of both passion and skill related to children’s issues, policy and advocacy, and managing global networks. Prior to joining the Coalition, Ms. Csáky worked as an Adviser for the UK Department for International Development and as Global Adviser on Child Protection for Save the Children. She has also served as the Head of Advocacy...

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