Africa Asia Middle East عربي Français Português Subscribe RSS IRIN Site Map
Global HIV/AIDS news and analysis
Advanced search
 Saturday 21 March 2009
Weekly reports 
In-Depth reports 
Country profiles 
Fact files 
Most read 
Print report
GLOBAL: UN deputy secretary-general calls on men to do more HIV care

Photo: Alfredo Mueche/PlusNews
Women play a greater role in domestic and care work
NAIROBI, 4 March 2009 (PlusNews) - Men need to play a more active role in caring for people living with HIV so that women have the chance to participate in public life, said UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro.

"We must address the significant responsibilities faced by women and girls during home-based care in the context of HIV and AIDS, and find ways to strengthen the role of men," she told the fifty-third session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York on 2 March.

Migiro noted that if men played a more active part in HIV care-giving and other domestic tasks, they would be able to have a greater role in the lives of their families.

"We must also develop innovative ways to eliminate gender stereotypes about the roles of women and men, beginning at an early age in homes, schools and communities, and engaging leaders in all walks of life," she added.

Measures to promote better shared responsibility should include closing the gap in pay, increasing flexibility in working arrangements, and instituting better leave provisions for both women and men.


Theme(s): (PLUSNEWS) HIV/AIDS (PlusNews)


[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]
Print report
FREE Subscriptions
Your e-mail address:

Submit your request
 More on AFRICA
GLOBAL: IRIN/PlusNews Weekly Issue 429, 13 March 2009
GLOBAL: Rape survivors need better emergency care - MSF
GLOBAL: IRIN/PlusNews Weekly Issue 428, 6 March 2009
GLOBAL: HIV incidence rising in 50+ age group
GLOBAL: New insight into HI-virus
 More on HIV/AIDS (PlusNews)
KENYA: Dancing with death
ASIA-MIDDLE EAST: Asian women increasingly under threat of HIV infection
GLOBAL: IRIN/PlusNews Weekly Issue 429, 13 March 2009
TANZANIA: New prevalence report has some surprises
SOUTH AFRICA: Final chapter in Rath saga?
Back | Home page

Services:  Africa | Asia | Middle East | Radio | Film & TV | Photo | Live news map | E-mail subscription
Feedback · E-mail Webmaster · IRIN Terms & Conditions · Really Simple Syndication News Feeds · About PlusNews · Jobs · Bookmark PlusNews · Donors

Copyright © IRIN 2009
This material comes to you via IRIN, the humanitarian news and analysis service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the United Nations or its Member States. Republication is subject to terms and conditions as set out in the IRIN copyright page.