Tanzania has a national HIV/AIDS policy and is in the process of finalizing legislation on HIV/AIDS. The expectation is that once the policy and legal framework is set, people living with HIV/AIDS and their families will be afforded greater protection.
We have heard from friends from The Forum of Women's NGOs of Kyrgyzstan who recently requested support in the protest against initiatives that restrict women's right to abortion. They send their thanks and warm wishes to those who sent letters of support and solidarity. For now, these initiatives have not been adopted by the Kyrgyztsan Parliament.
The Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) calls for action on May 28th, the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, to put women’s reproductive and sexual health and rights at the centre of the response to HIV/AIDS.
In the past two decades a significant amount of work has been done looking at the AIDS epidemic in Sub Saharan Africa, Asia, Europe and north America. However, relatively little has been done in Muslim areas, especially Arab Muslim countries in MENA.