Human Rights of Women Living with HIV in Ukraine: Results of Community-Based Research Through the Lens of CEDAW
The brochure “Human Rights of Women Living with HIV in Ukraine: Results of Community-Based Research Through the Lens of CEDAW” provides an assessment of the state of human rights of women living with HIV in Ukraine and the analysis of how the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) addresses their rights.
The assessment is based on the research conducted by the charitable organization Positive Women in February-March 2016 that engaged 1,000 women living with HIV from all regions of Ukraine. The research provides new data on the important aspects of their human rights, gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, as well as economic and political opportunities.
CEDAW is particularly relevant to HIV and AIDS issues in Ukraine as it contains important provisions for advancing gender equality and equips state parties with the tools to promote the full realization of women’s human rights, including developing gender-sensitive national responses to HIV/AIDS. This assessment analyses this important role of the Convention in Ukraine.