March 10, 2015
Silence killing women with HIV
A Maori advocate for people living with HIV & AIDS says Maori and Pacific women are dying because of stigma and discrimination around the disease.
Marama Pala says International Women’s Day on Sunday was a sobering reminder that many women don’t get the treatment and care they needed because they fear people knowing they have HIV.
She says wahine Maori need to be involved in making the decisions that affect their lives, but they are marginalised and invisible when it comes to setting health priorities.
Ms Pala will attend this week’s meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York.
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