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HIV-positive women leaders talk rights in the Philippines

BY IN UN Women On 20-07-2012

In partnership with local organisations, UN Women and UNAIDS have completed a programme of workshops for HIV-positive women leaders across South East Asia with a training in Manila, in the Philippines. Bringing together women from around the country, they stimulated important discussions in a country where infection rates have risen significantly since 2000, and where

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