United Nations
Information Centre | Nepal
Time to Intensify Efforts for HIV/AIDS Services
PDF File Size: 27 KB | Download   
The United Nations Population Fund(UNFPA) will be leading the efforts of the UN system in the area of female sex work to intensify the HIV/AIDS response towards this vulnerable group. In this sense, UNFPA will advocate for the elimination of violence against female sex workers (FSW) and initiate new programmes and services that will empower FSW and meet their sexual
reproductive health needs.“Female sex workers deserve a comprehensive package of services including reproductive health, legal and social services,” said UNFPA Representative Ms. Junko Sazaki, addressing the participants at an interaction programme on people in vulnerable occupation and HIV/AIDS organized on 7 September.“Response toward commercial sex work needs to be comprehensive and scaled up in order to prevent HIV/AIDS as well as to ensure that sexual reproductive health (SRH) needs are met.” “The reproductive health needs of FSWs are not adequately addressed by the current initiatives added UNFPA HIV/AIDS Officer Ms. Manju Karki. “We need to address the overall health promotion of sex workers and not just HIV/AIDS”. In the interaction programme on people in vulnerable occupation and HIV/AIDS co-organised by UNFPA, UNAIDS -the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and sex worker groups, FSW
networks representatives shared how women are compelled to practice sex work and condemned the NGOs, government and civil society for denying that discriminatory practices exist as the circumstances that lead them to pick up this profession. They also shared stories of incidents in which women have been
physically and sexually abused by clients and also by security personnel. Present at the event, high level representatives of Nepal Police acknowledged the perpetration of uniformed personnel on female sex workers, but stated that, as a result of a dedicated HIV/AIDS Strategy and Operational Plan of Nepal Police and corresponding activities, the situation was improving. Ms. Sapana Malla Pradhan, advocate, a speaker at the interaction, mentioned that because of Nepal’s institutional structure, social values, beliefs and current legal parameter FSW were facing violence, stigma and discrimination and that a strong provision to criminalize the crimes perpetrators was needed. She also suggested that the revised interim constitutional draft should spell out a clear reference on discrimination and violence against female sex workers”. It was highlighted that, because of violence and discrimination, FSW are at risk to HIV transmission and do not receive the needed services for HIV prevention.
Publisher:
UNFPA, UNAIDS ,   (2006 )
Type / Script:
Press Release in English
Keywords:
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, FAMILY HEALTH, HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE, ACCEPTANCE, RIGHTS OF WOMEN, FEMALE SEX WORKS, HIV INFECTIONS, ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY, VIRAL DISEASES, HIGHLY ACTIVE ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY, BLOOD SAFETY, DISCRIMINATION, ADVOCATE, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION, HIV/AIDS, VULNERABLE GROUPS, SEXUAL REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, SEXUALLY ABUSED, PHYSICAL VIOLENCE, SECURITY PERSONNEL, COMFORT WOMEN, SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE, INTERIM CONSTITUTION, SAFETY, SECURITY, CRIMINALIZE,RIGHT TO HEALTHY LIFE
Thematic Group:
 UNAIDS : HIV/AIDS
Thesaurus:
10.03.01  -  Disease Prevention And Control
Reference Link:
** This document has been:
743  times viewed
8  times downloaded.
Feeder: DEEPIKA DHAKAL , Editor: , Auditor:

View Document History
Related Topics
New UNAIDS Report Shows HIV Epidemic at Critical Juncture in Asia-Pacific Region
Halting And Reversing The HIV Epidemic In The South-East Asia Region – Getting It Right
(NO FILE) Time to Intensify Efforts for HIV/AIDS Services
Nepal HIVision 2020
National HIV/AIDS One-year Operational Plan -(2003-2004)
The Increasing Vulnerability of Children in Nepal
Country Progress Report on HIV/AIDS Response NEPAL
Report on the First Outreach Training Workshop for Men Who Have Sex With Men in Nepal
Universal Access to HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support Review Report, 2010-Nepal
National AIDS Spending Assessment Report 2007- Nepal
Global Tuberculosis Report (2015)
National Policy On HIV/AIDS In The Workplace (2007)
National Estimates Of HIV Infections -2009 NEPAL
Profile, Drug Use Pattern, Risk Behaviour & Selected Bio-Markers Of Women Drug Users From Seven Sites In Nepal
Prevention Of Transmission of HIV Among Drug Users In SAARC Countries: : Module-6
Prevention Of Transmission Of HIV Among Drug User In SAARC Countries (Module 3)
National HIV/AIDS STRATEGY, 2011-2016
Nepal UNGASS Country Progress Report-Nepal
National HIV/AIDS Programme (2004-2005)
Press Release on World AIDS Day 2017
Legal and Policy Concern Related To IDU Harm Reduction In SAARC Countries
Mapping & Size Estimation Of Most-At-Risk-Population In Nepal-2011: Vol.1 Male Sex Workers, Transgender & Their Clients
Positive Protection: Empowering Women Affected By HIV To Protect Their Rights At Health Care Settings ( Training Manual – Facilitator’s Guide )
UN Cares Nepal
Addressing the needs of people living with HIV and other key populations in the 14 hardest earthquake affected districts of Nepal (28 May 2015)
Resource Inflow For The HIV & AIDS Programmes In Nepal -2010
Celebration of 22nd World AIDS Day 2010, UN Nepal
National HIV Testing and Treatment Guidelines 2017, Nepal
The Right(S) Evidence: Sex Work, Violence and HIV in Asia
Report Card HIV Prevention for Girl and Young Women
New Fast-Track HIV Plan Aims to End AIDS Epidemic in Nepal, by 2030
New Fast-Track HIV Plan Aims to End AIDS Epidemic in Nepal, by 2030
Joint Action for Results UNAIDS Outcome Framework (2009–2011)
World Food Programme
Community Test and Treat Competence Through Public-Private Partnerships in Nepal
Gender Equality Bulletin no. 1 - Response to the Nepal Earthquake (as of 21/05/2015)
Legal Reference Brief Nepal Protective Laws related to HIV, Men who have Sex with Men and Transgender People
Halting And Reversing The Spread Of HIV
POSITIVE PROTECTION TRAINING MANUAL – PARTICIPANT’S HANDBOOK
2011 United Nations General Assembly Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS
NATIONAL ESTIMATES OF ADULT HIV INFECTIONS NEPAL 2005
National Estimates Of Hiv Infections In Nepal- 2012
कार्यस्थल साथी शिक्षकको लागि सहयोगी पुस्तिका
Sex Work, Violence And HIV In Asia- From Evidence To Safety
The People Living with HIV Stigma Index Nepal 2011
A Technical Brief HIV And Young Transgender People
एच आइ भी र एड्स सम्बन्धि जनकारिमुलक संगालो
Children and AIDS Fifth Stocktaking Report
Universal Access To HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support: Review Report 2010
The HIV and Sex Work Collection: Innovative Responses in Asia and the Pacific
Sex Imbalances At Birth: Current Trends, Consequences, and Policy Implications
Future Of The AIDS Response: Building On Past Achievements And Accelerating Progress To End The AIDS Epidemic By 2030
Layers of Silence: Links between women's vulnerability, trafficking and HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh, India and Nepal
Universal Access for Children Affected by AIDS in Nepal (UCAAN) UNICEF, FHI, NAP+N and USAID Initiate a Partnership
Joint HIV Assessment Mission Of Conflict- Affected Populations In Nepal
Good Practices in "HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment for Female Drug Users, Female Prisoners and Women living with HIV and AIDS in Nepal"
Positive Protection: Empowering Women Affected by HIV to Protect their Rights at Health Care Settings ( Training Manual – Facilitator’s Background Information )
NEPAL- Who is Assessing / Monitoring What, Where? (Jan '07 - Apr '08): Eastern Development Region
Adolescent Girls in Disaster & Conflict
National Estimates Of HIV Infections -Nepal 2007
Prevention Of Transmission Of HIV Among Drug Users In SAARC Countries (Module 5)
EPIDEMIOLOGICAL FACT SHEETS ON HIV/AIDS AND SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
How AIDS Changed Every Thing ( MDG 6: 15 Years, 15 Lessons Of Hope From The AIDS Response )
HIV/AIDS and Human rights: Young People in Action
How AIDS Changed Everything
National HIV Testing and Treatment Guidelines 2017
Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Nepal:Situation Assessment and Recommendations
Emergency and Humanitarian Action, WHO Nepal Nepal Earthquake Health Update : Report No. 9
A Technical Brief HIV And Young Men Who Have Sex With Men
A Technical Brief HIV And Young People Who Sell Sex
Implementing Comprehensive HIV And STI Programmes With Men Who Have Sex With Men: Practical Guidance For Collaborative Interventions
A Study On The Socio-Economic Impact Of HIV/AIDS In Nepal
WHO Nepal Earthquake Health Update - Situation Report No. 9: 4 May 2015
Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2011
जीवनका निमित्त पाठयोजना " प्रतियोगिता
Prevention Of Transmission of HIV Among Drug Users In SAARC Countries,Phase II 2007-12
The Gender Audit of The Response To HIV in Nepal
HIV Monitoring and Evaluation System Strengthening (MESS) Workshop Report 2011
Report of the Strategy Planning Meeting March 25-28, 2003 Biratnagar
Regional Fact Sheet 2012
HIV/AIDS And Working Children in Nepal
A Technical Brief HIV And Young People Who Inject Drugs
UNGASS Country Progress Report Nepal 2010
Unified Budget and Workplan 2002-2003 - Performance report: Technical Supplement
Evaluation Survey Report of 'HIV/AIDS at the Workplace Program'
Male and Female Condoms For Refugees in Nepal
Understanding HIV and AIDS
Prevention Of Spread Of HIV Amongst Vulnerable Groups In South Asia
Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young People in Asia and the Pacific
RESPECT women:Preventing violence against women
From Challenges To Opportunities: Responses to Trafficking and HIV/AIDS in South Asia
In The Know- UNDP Nepal Newsletter-Issue 24, December 2008
National Estimates of ADULT HIV Infections Nepal - 2003
The Nepal HIV Investment Plan 2014-2016
A PROFILE OF ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN NEPAL NEPAL MICS 2014 FURTHER ANALYSIS REPORT ON ADOLESCENTS
BREAKING NEW GROUND: A municipal review of HIV and rights programmes and services for men who have sex with men and transgender people in KATHMANDU, NEPAL
Study on Behaviour of Returnee Sex Workers from India to Assess Impact on the HIV Situation in Nepal
Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic
Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Ending Violence Against Women And Girls
100 result(s) found.