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Archbishop of Canterbury’s World AIDS Day 2012 message

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams annual World AIDS Day message focused on the link between HIV and gender-based violence, Dr Williams said ‘HIV/AIDS is regularly both the cause and the result of gender-based violence. It results often from rape, from unacceptable and degrading sexual practices. It’s the result of attitudes towards women that demean them, that deny their human dignity…HIV/AIDS is also the cause of violence; it’s the cause of stigma and rejection, and suspicion.’

 

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‘More than a prayer’ – Faith responses to sexual violence

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams and UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibe have responded to an open letter from Gracia Violeta Ross which was sent following the ‘Silent No More’ launch in March 2011.

To view their joint written response about the role of faith communities in responding to sexual violence, visit here.

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WWSO US Coalition


Our sister coalition, the We Will Speak out US coalition has it’s own website.

If you would like to find out more about the work that they are doing at equipping the US church to address sexual violence then please visit their website at: http://wewillspeakout.us/

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HIV and SV Linked at Washington Conference

The coalition recently hosted an event at the interfaith pre-conference to AIDS 2012 in Washington D.C. For more information go to the press release here.

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New Advisory Member of Coalition

We are delighted to announce that the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) has joined the coalition as an advisory member.

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Report on SV singles out worst offenders in conflict

UN Report published – February 23, 2012

 

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