16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign: World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1st. This day marks the beginning of an annual campaign designed to encourage public support for and development of programs to prevent the spread of HIV infection and provide education and promote awareness of issues surrounding HIV/AIDS. It was first observed in 1988 after a summit of health ministers from around the world called for a spirit of social tolerance and a greater exchange of information on HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day serves to strengthen the global effort to face the challenges of the AIDS pandemic.

For more information about World AIDS Day, contact UNAIDS Secretariat, 20 avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland, ph: (41-22)791 3666, fax: (41-22)791 4187, e-mail: unaids@unaids.org, website: http://www.unaids.org

What does HIV/AIDS have to do with violence against women?

Um, a hell of a lot!
Violence against women constitutes a global human rights emergency that has devastating impacts on women’s health, including compromising women’s ability to protect themselves from infection and hampering access to information and services for the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
Read more from CWGL's 2006 report, "Strengthening Resistance: Confronting Violence Against Women and HIV/AIDS."

Oh and if you ever wondered how condoms are made tested, enjoy this lil video from Lifestyles:

PS: To everyone who has helped me get a quarter of the way to my goal, THANK YOU! There's still plenty of time for you to help the Chicago Abortion Fund.