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I am Generation Equality

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

To commemorate March 8, International Women's Day 2020, we interviewed three activists who have dedicated their work to women and HIV.
Please read below the interviews with Anna Aryabinska, Takhmina Khaydarova and Svitlana Moroz.
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AAE Office

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In Ukraine, women do not want to tolerate arrogance, neglect, sexism, sexual objectification and violence; they are tired of systemic inequality in the fields of decision-making, politics, fair wages, and family. Therefore, my vision of feminist activism in the future includes modern online technologies as methods for uniting the powerful tolerant global internet communities, with common goals of influencing public opinion. One of my goals is to eliminate stigma and discrimination.
Anna Aryabinska, Positive Women, Ukraine 
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I want to change the expectations society has about HIV and women. HIV is no longer a death sentence; it is a chronic disease that can be controlled with ART. PLHIV can live happy and long lives. My second mission is to fight HIV criminalisation at the legislative level. Today there are gaps in the Penal Code, the Administrative Code, the Family Code and the Health Code that limit the opportunities for people living with HIV. These gaps seriously impact the lives of women and girls living with HIV.
Takhmina Khaydarova, Tajik Network of Women Living with HIV
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I myself am living with HIV, and I have experience with substance use and forced displacement. I am working to reduce discrimination and violence, especially institutional violence, against marginalised and vulnerable women. I invest a lot of energy and strength into ensuring that we get evidence of the violation of women’s rights and women's access to justice and services, as well as data on the links between gender inequality, violence and the HIV epidemic. It is important to me that women have the opportunity to assert their rights and unite with other women to strengthen their voice and visibility in the public and political spheres. 
Svitlana Moroz, Eurasian Women's AIDS Network, EECA
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The European AIDS Action Network was established in 2004, has continued to develop and has become one of the largest networks working in the field of HIV infection in the region. The network goes far beyond the borders of the European Union and covers all 53 countries in Europe and Central Asia.