China campaigns for Gender Equality and ending discrimination against women living with HIV

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Beijing, China - On occasion of World Aids Day 2015 and the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, UN Women China and the National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention (NCAIDS) are conducting a campaign to call for government support and public awareness to end the stigma and discrimination faced by women living with HIV in the country.

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The campaign entitled “Gender Equality: a step towards zero HIV/AIDS” employs messages of the HeForShe campaign to encourage men, boys and the general public to stand up for the rights of women living with HIV and speak out against HIV-related stigma and discrimination. The messages, disseminated on Chinese social media channels incuding Weibo, WeChat and QQ, will run until December 10, International Human Rights Day and the conclusion of the global “16 days” campaign to end violence against women and girls.

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The initiative is supported by Proya, a cosmetic industry leader in China as well as students from the Beijing Royal School and the Beijing Normal University. Through different activities, these ‘allies’ are calling for ending stigma and discrimination against women and girls living with HIV.

In addition, UN Women partnered with NetEase, one of the leading internet companies in China, to conduct a one-hour live chat with with Wang Qiuyun, a woman living with HIV and members of an NGO which provides services for women living with HIV. The online event brought together more than 76,000 internet users. To access the records of the chat [in Chinese language] please click on the image below:

 

For more information, please contact:

Jing XU 许晶 (Ms.)
UN Women China Office
8-2, Block 2 Diplomatic Building
14 Liangmahe Nanlu
Beijing 100600, China
Tel: +86 10 8532 6687, 18911552608
Fax: +86 10 8532 5195
E-mail: jing.xu@unwomen.org