Subject: [fem-women2000 762] "World AIDS Day 2001-Bangladesh - Cultural Prog., Rally, Stall, Meeting, Micking"
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Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 14:59:11 +0900
From: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2001 18:28:08 +0600 Subject: NUS observed "World AIDS Day 2001 through weeklong Cultural Prog., Rally, Stall, Meeting, Micking" Press Release Nari Unnayan Shakti (NUS) is a woman development organisation observed World AIDS Day'2001 through weeklong activities in a befitting manner. Cultural Program, Rally, Stall with product produced by Commercial Sex Workers, Orientation Meeting, Micking, develop and distribute behaviour change communication materials was the major of the program. About 3000 NUS's staffs, Rickshawpullars, community women, Commercial Sex Workers and youth students have spontaneously participated at the program. Since 1993, Nari Unnayan Shakti is conducting AIDS prevention program since 1993 among 10,000 people in different districts of Bangladesh. Among them Commercial Sex Workers and their clients (Rickshawpullars and their families) and South Students are the High Risk People for AIDS. Women are 10 times vulnerable than man towards STD and AIDS (Ref: Women and AIDS-WHO). In this situation to protect women >from this deadly disease, we need to address the women's problems in these regards. No women are working in the policy making of health department, GOB like Joint Secretary, Secretary. All of the policy makers are not gender sensitised. NUS believe women's participation in policy making will give a hope in this respect. To integrate the gender issue in the NGOs and the government's programme and project level NUS is conducting this advocacy work with the GO/NGO health policy makers. To sensitise policy makers in the Government and Non-government NUS conducted several Brain Storming Sessions, one to one dialogue and a daylong seminar with different policy level stakeholder Ms. Afroja Parvin Executive Director Nari Unnayan Shakti (WOMEN'S POWER FOR DEVELOPMENT) 823/A, Khilgaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh Fax: (880 2) 7215005 Phone: (880 2) 7216270 _________________________________________________________________________ fem-Women2000@jca.apc.org for Women 2000, UN Special Session on Beijing+5 Searcheable Archive http://www.jca.apc.org/fem/news/women2000/index.shtml visit fem-net HomePage for other mailing lists http://www.jca.apc.org/fem