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Women and Girls' HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10 is National Women and Girls' HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Women and girls continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV. Gender inequities, gender-based violence and all forms of oppression (including racism, sexism, and transphobia) are increasing the vulnerability of women and girls to HIV on a global scale. It is absolutely vital that women have complete control over their sexual and reproductive health with support from their communities. We stand in strong support of the protections and policies that respect the human rights and dignity of every woman, everywhere.

We recognize the countless ways that women living with HIV lead change in our community. At RHAC and John Gordon Home, we are fortunate to work with teams of remarkable women every day. Their passion, dedication and commitment help to support the health and wellness of marginalized communities living with, at-risk for, and affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C.

In honour of National Women and Girls' HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and Women's History Month, we proudly celebrate women as agents of change and history-makers in our community. #WomenMakeHIVHistory

Learn more about HIV and women with CATIE.