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Gender and HIV / AIDS: leadership roles in social mobilization. Report of the UNFPA-organized break-out panel, African Development Forum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 3-7 December 2000.
New York, New York, UNFPA, . , 32 p.The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) was responsible for the breakout session on gender and HIV/AIDS, entitled "Gender and HIV/AIDS: Leadership Roles in Social Mobilization." Held on 5 December 2000, this session took the form of a panel group discussion chaired by Ms. Virginia Ofosu-Amaah, Director, UNFPA Africa Division, New York. Panellists included Mr. Martin Foreman, Director, The Panos AIDS Programme, London; Ms. Ngozi Iwere, Nigeria; Ms. Jane Wambui Kiragu, Executive Director of the Federation of Women Lawyers, Kenya; Ms. Wariara Mbugua, Chief, UNFPA Gender Issues Branch, Technical Support Division, New York; and Ms. Marcela Villarreal, Chief, FAO Population Programme Service, Rome. The rapporteurs were Ms. Miriam Jato, Ms. Mere N. Kisekka and Mr. Opia M. Kumah, Advisers, UNFPA Country Technical Services Team in Ethiopia. The session was well attended, and many in the audience actively participated in the discussions by sharing their experiences and providing suggestions to deal with the issues. What follows is a summary of key points and recommendations that arose from the panel discussions on "'Gender and HIV/AIDS: Leadership Roles in Social Mobilization", together with the presentations made by the panellists, which form the major part of this report. Also included is an outline of issues related to youth perspectives on gender and HIV/AIDS presented by a young participant from Liberia. Each of the presentations includes conclusions and recommendations. (excerpt)