UNIFEM is supporting local NGO activities in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan during the 16 Days campaign, which highlight the correlation between violence against women, HIV/AIDS and trafficking in women and girls. Events include public discussion forums, press conferences in each province, exhibitions of literature on gender issues and an electronic forum to connect activists in the region with global activities and activists involved in the 16 Days campaign. Central Asian NGOs also plan to organize a regional conference "Let's Stop Human Trafficking" to develop a joint strategy to tackle the issue. As part of a UNIFEM programme on "Gender and HIV/AIDS," a national forum will take place in Kyrgyzstan on 23-25 November 2005 to develop a national plan of action to end violence against women, especially where it relates to and impacts on HIV-transmission. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
In Moldova, UNIFEM is using the 16 Days campaign to raise awareness of the importance of the adoption of the Gender Equality Law, and how it is interlinked with eliminating violence against women. An open lecture and workshops will be held in collaboration with government and civil society partners, alongside a press conference and interviews on a local TV talk show.
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