Non-Negotiable! My Body! My Rights!
Event date: 16-Mar-2015
A dialogue on resistance and regulation in the daily lives of women living with HIV
When: Monday, March 16th, 6-8:30pm
Where: Simone de Beauvoir Institute, MU Building, 2170 Bishop St., Montreal
Free and open to the public!
Hosted by the students of the fourth-year undergraduate course Sex, Drugs & AIDS in the Era of Global Austerity: Feminist Perspectives.
**This event is in English, there will be whisper translation available - Cet événement est en anglais, il y aura traduction chuchotée disponible *
From International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) and the National Empowerment Network of People living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya (NEPHAK) on the current Kenyan legal challenge by women living with HIV who were coercively and forcibly sterilized by healthcare providers. Florence Anam will be a spokesperson on the current case in Kenya at the upcoming 59th UN Commission on the Status of Women meeting held this month in New York City. For more information on the case in Kenya: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/dec/11/hiv-positive-women-sue-kenya-government-and-ngos-over-sterilisation
Alexandra de Kiewit
From the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW), as a Montreal member will address the local realities facing women living with HIV and who use drugs and the barriers faced when accessing healthcare and claiming sexual and reproductive rights.
Presented in collaboration with:
International Community of Women Living with HIV, National Empowerment Network of People living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya (NEPHAK), Concordia Research Chair in HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health, Concordia Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality Program Concordia HIV/AIDS Lecture Series, Simone de Beauvoir Institute.