CANADA SHOULD BE A MODEL STUDENT IN ADDRESSING HIV/AIDS BUT RECEIVES VERY POOR GRADES:
Canada failing women, young women, girls and trans women as it relates to HIV
July 19, 2012 - As a resource-rich, developed country, Canada has the potential to be a model student in
addressing legal, ethical and human rights, research, stigma, discrimination, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, HIV education, care and
support needs for women, young women, girls and trans women. Despite this, the Canadian federal government is the dunce in the corner
of the classroom, according to the 2012 Canadian Report Card being released on July 24 by the Coalition for a Blueprint for Action
on Women and Girls and HIV/AIDS. The Canadian federal government received poor grades in every one of these areas as it is
failing women generally and particular communities of women specifically through funding cuts, laws and practices that
are counter to what evidence reveals is necessary to address the HIV epidemic among women, young women, girls and trans women.
WHAT: Press conference to launch 2012 Canadian Report Card on Women and Girls and HIV/AIDS
Krista Shore, First Nations HIV-positive Vice-Chair of All Nations Hope AIDS Network
Claudia Medina, HIV-positive Women's Prison Program Coordinator at Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action
Louise Binder, retired HIV-positive lawyer and North American Representative of the International
Community of Women Living with HIV
WHERE: XIX International AIDS Conference
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Media Center,
Press Conference Room 3
WHEN Tuesday, July 24, 2012
9:00 AM Eastern
The Coalition for a Blueprint for Action on Women and Girls and HIV/AIDS is a multi-sector coalition of women living with HIV, Canadian and international HIV and AIDS organizations, and a variety of women's and reproductive rights groups advocating for better prevention, services and supports for women and girls infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.
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To register to attend or arrange interviews, contact Leah Stephenson at 416-577-5249 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Source: Blueprint for Action on Women and HIV/AIDS
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