HIV/AIDS CAREGIVING RACE AND GENDER
- an interactive workshop to share experiences and policy ideas from around the world
What difference do race/ethnicity, class, caste, age, sexual orientation and national origin make for women caregivers? How can all women’s rights be protected in access to resources for caregiving? How will racism and xenophobia be addressed in HIV/AIDS Caregiving policy? Wednesday, March 4, 2009 from 1:00 – 2:30pm, CCUN, 2nd floor
Event co-sponsors: The Grail, United Methodist Women, Ecumenical Women 2000+, Women’s Institute for Social Transformation, GROOTS, the Southern Diaspora Research and Development Center Fire Code Regulations: 200 participants only
NGO Parallel Event 53 CSW HIV/AIDS Caregiving, Race and Gender
At first glance HIV/AIDS would seem to be an equal opportunity pandemic. But, as a closer look reveals that the combination of gender, race, ethnicity, caste, age, national origin and status and sexuality together ‘determine who is infected, who is able to access medications and health care’ and who bears a disproportionate share of the responsibility for caregiving. Around the world the impact of HIV/AIDS has been disproportionately large among the poor and women of color. In many part of the world women of color are the fastest growing HIV/AID population. Because of the stigma, HIV/AIDS is often a very private disease. Family, especially women of the family are most often the first resource for caregiving. How can the
rights of caregivers at the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity and social and economic inequality be protected? Addressing racism and xenophobia must be recognized as an integral part of public policy strategies to address HIV/AIDS and HIV/AID caregiving. This participatory global workshop will draw on popular education tools to share experiences on the ground of the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity etc and HIV/AIDS caregiving, Reflecting on both the Beijing Platform for Action and the World
Conference against Racism, the workshop will brainstorm strategies to ensure the rights of all caregivers.