You are on the TAC legacy website. Please visit our new website:

Monitoring UNGASS-AIDS Goals in Sexual and Reproductive Health

  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /usr/www/users/tacaor/public_site/community/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /usr/www/users/tacaor/public_site/community/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/ on line 745.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /usr/www/users/tacaor/public_site/community/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/ on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /usr/www/users/tacaor/public_site/community/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/ on line 589.
Printer-friendly versionSend to friendPDF version

Press Release III UNGASS-AIDS Forum South Africa
June 8th and 9th, 2009

Between June 8th and 9th there will take place in Cape Town, the III UNGASS Forum South Africa. The forum is coordinated by Mosaic Training, Service and Healing Centre for Women and Health Systems Trust in partnership with Gestos, an NGO from Recife, Brazil, that coordinates an international advocacy push on women’s sexual and reproductive health (SRH). The event will have the participation of leading representatives of South Africa’s health social movement, including NGOs, networks and possible governmental institutions to dialogue on the pressing issues of HIV/AIDS and SRH.
The aims of this forum are: 1) to strengthen a south-to-south community based research and advocacy network for monitoring public policies on women’s sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV/AIDS; 2) to facilitate meaningful participation of civil society organization in the United Nations General Special Assembly on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS/ AIDS) monitoring actions at national level; 3) to disseminate information related to UNGASS/AIDS and International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD+15); and 4) to promote government’s accountability at regional and global level.
Forum – In 2007 South Africa organized the I Forum and the result was the elaboration of a SRH and HIV/AIDS monitoring report based upon the commitments the country’s government undersigned at the UNGASS-AIDS, 2001, in New York.
The South Africa Forum team effort produced a report on the state of affairs of women’s sexual and reproductive health in the country, with findings that announced while South Africa has an impressive legal and policy framework, health systems challenges, lack of integration of HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and implementation of services have made it difficult to overcome challenges. Civil society representatives requested to include the alternative report in the national report sent to UNAIDS, but it was kindly refused.
The Ungass Forum concept is a Gestos’ initiative for monitoring and evaluating public policies on women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV/AIDS in 16 countries from four continents - including African, Asian, Latin American, Caribbean and Eastern European countries. The project has indelible support from The Ford Foundation.
Within 18 months, thirty-one national meetings and one international leadership gathering, involving a total of 433 advocacy groups and worldwide networks, were set up. The results of this experience were included in the Monitoring UNGASS-AIDS Goals on Sexual and Reproductive Health, a comparative report launched last June, in New York, and officially sent to UNAIDS.
The idea for 2009 is to consolidate the advocacy work in Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Indonesia, Kenya, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine and Uruguay, to include SRH as a priority area among social movements, HIV/AIDS donors, governments and UN agencies.
UNGASS - AIDS - Alarmed by the accelerating epidemic and its global impact, the United Nations General Assembly has decided to convene a special session on HIV/AIDS at the highest political level.
At the special session, held in 2001 and 2008, high-level national delegations discussed what action plans have proven most effective in addressing the AIDS situation in their own countries and what next steps are needed. Interactive round-tables brought together government leaders, AIDS activists and experts and private sector partners to focus on key issues.
Media contacts:
Marieta De Vos
Mosaic Training, Service and Healing Centre for Women
Address: PO Box 18460, Wynberg, 7824
Phone: 27-21-761 7585

Marion Stevens
Health Systems Trust
Address: 81 Strubens Rd, Observatory, 7700
Phone: 021 448 3544
Alessandra Nilo
Gestos – HIV+, Comunication and Gender Issues
Phone: +55 81 3241.7670
E-mail: comunicaçã


The Ford Foundation deserves

The Ford Foundation deserves some recognition for its efforts on behalf of this conference. natural male enhancement products zenerx zenerex

One of the quickest outcomes

One of the quickest outcomes of the III UNGASS-AIDS Forum Indonesia, held in Jakarta on 28–30 May 2009, was the decision to establish a dialogue with the National AIDS Commission.

mens jewellery

Love it

Wonderful Stuff sohbet odası you post!! I LOVE it!

Fight for it

That's why we need more medical health resources around us to fight the disease

Women Diary with Medical Health

Not everyone can afford

Not everyone can afford that.


Best Racing MMO - Browser Based MMORPG Games - Game Music - RPG Wallpapers

This forum on sexual health

This forum on sexual health sounds very interesting. In a country which faces so many problems, and with millions of people infected with HIV, it is reassuring to see  that there are a lot of outreach programs to help such people, and active forums where these issues can be discussed.  Kahuki Websites

I liked this text and i

I liked this text and i appreciated. I've read all. When i was surfing youtube, i watched a video about this text. Also i have a membership of a facebook group about this fact. Thanks the writer. I am always following texts like this. Have a nice day...

You're right

I found this campain very useful.
texas holdem


Good information, thanks!

Lexmark MICR Toner