International Indigenous Working Group on HIV & AIDS

For more information click on link  here.

The overall goal of the IIWGHA is to strengthen the collaborations and partnerships between International Indigenous communities and stakeholders in the fight against HIV and AIDS, through networking and sharing of wise practices, and promoting culturally appropriate knowledge transfer.

It is now widely recognized that Aboriginal and Indigenous peoples share particular vulnerabilities to acquiring HIV and AIDS. These vulnerabilities include “poverty, marginalization, lack of political and social power, fragmentation of family and community relationships, geographical isolation, low literacy rates, poor general health, limited access to health care, drug use/injection, and low community and individual self esteem “(UNAIDS, 2006 in Health Canada, 2009). As a result, indigenous peoples are over represented in the HIV epidemic, in Canada and around the world. Despite this over-representation, most governments have paid little attention to the relationship between Indigenous peoples and HIV and Aboriginal and Indigenous peoples have had limited opportunity to come together to discuss their common issues, to support each other, and to share best practices.

Canada has played a leadership role in increasing international dialogue on Indigenous peoples and HIV and AIDS, including hosting satellite sessions at AIDS2006, AIDS2008 and AIDS2010 and an International Policy Dialogue in Ottawa in 2009. A key outcome of this was the establishment of an International Indigenous Working Group on HIV & AIDS (IIWGHA). The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) was endorsed by the International Indigenous community to lead the efforts of the IIWGHA and mobilize the global efforts for addressing HIV and AIDS issues amongst Aboriginal and Indigenous Populations. CAAN continues to enjoy the support of the IIWGHA Leaders it its role as the host of the IIWGHA.

CAAN is a recognized leader within Canada and amongst the International Indigenous community that has been involved in this work. CAAN and Canada can benefit greatly through the knowledge transfer and this can be shared with other Aboriginal groups and stakeholders through national forums and community meetings as can the other members of the IIWGHA and the delegates who attend the Indigenous Pre-conference.

CAAN has the support of domestic organizations and this is demonstrated through the various Memorandums of Understanding signed with National Aboriginal groups; such as the Assembly of First Nations, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, National Association of Friendship Centres, and others.

Download psn card generator | Tubular bells remastered | Adobe photoshop cs5 for mac torrent | Aladdin soundtrack zip | roxio platinum download download reflection christina download pitbull music piracy movies download fadaye saret download daslight free download download twisted brush cannon usa downloads acrobat icon download xbackup download downloading ring tones download pure nrg download xenogears ost swg download client free download avconverter mttty download tiehack download the dey download demos psp downloads download order forms fan cpu download dbz millennium download download doctor shameless virasat free download moolamantra download download limewore pro download bagatelle electric xml download link sequence downloader download torenty microsoft downloader pcgames downloads dvc software download downloader ayj gmail downloader upload for download imaging download kodak download javatv kvm software download derive 5.05 download download lsat test download chilly willy fsrepaint download downloadable assamese enka downloads demo downloadable pc downloadable borat video youtube download convert uttorent downloader sawyer's locomotion download download erdas imagine metadoll 10 download ventrilo download xp mp3 clipper download mobile ringer download drw download data structures download sqlevn70 rll download download funny powerpoints demultiplexer download aqua icons download hpdi exe download modeling software download 1.7 download firefox rune download chatclient download clipart images download free download torant cawaii magazine download siab download fotoplayer pro download situs untuk download cheerleading download videos mccain downloadable poster crash love download artist download mp3 gavick free download shadowrun game download meditation sound downloads download accelerators download riviera downloadin tool morrowind plugin download 2.5 bearshare download fighter 3download download mario album kural free download download topdesk 1.5 download painless suicide software backup download virgin megastore downloads jaleo free download putty program download download drivers linux new film downloads netdvr download deadsy downloads snow brothers download attack download mars photo plus download saware free download downloadable new films imeshv5 download vectorworks 12.5 download free keno downloads redoctane midisoftwaredownload item hacking download download quartz warcraft films download software luxor no download nltest download app download java download lagu imlek wrl file download dynazip download download free backdoor supermariobros. download spanish music downloads download soundz drop zone download downloadable spyware programs sqlncli.msi download lionrock download mahjong free downloads babasonicos download cfdisk rpm download krwling download jdownloader download alp download computer anti-virus download download t zone multihit hack download mobile 6download download multiflex freeware downloaders satco dx download downloads window phpnuke avatars download 8100 blackberry download trojandownloader xd cnet top downloads cv free downloads tugjobs downloads download radioshift muonline hack download ocean sounds download madambi free download download php 4.4.4 hypnovideo downloads