Stigma poses a tremendous barrier to HIV diagnosis, care, and treatment, particularly among vulnerable and criminalized populations. Gender disparities exacerbate HIV stigma and for many, the combined effects put HIV services out of reach and people living with HIV at the mercy of discriminatory laws. With an evolving global HIV response in which accessing care and treatment is a major priority, there is an urgent need to generate evidence to combat gendered stigma, ensure that policies are grounded in science, and scale up proven stigma-reduction interventions.
Join the Population Council and partners for a timely convening of researchers, activists, program implementers, and policymakers on the importance of understanding, tracking, and addressing gendered stigma.
Speakers will include:
- Chris Beyrer, Desmond M. Tutu Professor of Public Health and Human Rights at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and former president of the International AIDS Society
- Clara Banya, International Community of Women Living with HIV, Malawi
- Sylvia Adebajo, Nigeria Country Director, Population Council
- Regan Hofmann, US Liaison Office, UNAIDS
- Janet Saul, Senior Gender Advisor, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy
Please register here.