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The UNGASS, Gender and Women's Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean The UNGASS, Gender and Women's Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean

This paper will discuss the effect of female and male gender roles, power relations and sexual behaviour on the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Latin American and Caribbean Region (LAC), specifically exploring women's vulnerability to the epidemic. The issues of violence, commercial sex-work and sex tourism,human trafficking, population displacement and crisis will also be addressed in relation to women and men’s susceptibilities to HIVAIDS. The discussion will be situated within the framework of the commitments made at the 2001 UNGASS, and their critical implications for the national, regional and international response to the epidemic.

PAHO Plan of Action for Implementing the Gender Equality Policy PAHO Plan of Action for Implementing the Gender Equality Policy

Plan of Action for Implementing the Gender Equality Policy of the PAHO

PAHO Gender Workshop Participant's Manual - Identifying Gender Issues in Health PAHO Gender Workshop Participant's Manual - Identifying Gender Issues in Health

PAHO Gender Workshop - this intended gave an introduction to the concepts of gender and gender analysis, and provide them with practical tools to begin integrating a gender perspective into health policies and programmes.

PAHO Gender Equality Policy PAHO Gender Equality Policy

PAHO/WHO’s Policy on Gender Equality is to work with governments and civil society in Member States and with other relevant actors to eliminate health disparities between women and men and advance towards the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment goals.

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