Following an introduction to the relevant MDGs, the resource details 10 benchmarks and accompanying sample data-collection questions. For example:
- "How do perinatal transmission prevention and health-care programs for women living with HIV ensure that HIV-positive women's associations are involved in policy and program formulation, implementation and monitoring/evaluation?" (MDG #3)
- "Which contraceptive methods does your organization discuss in information, counseling and printed materials for HIV-positive women?" (MDG #5)
- "How many instances of stigmatization and discrimination against women living with HIV/AIDS by personnel in the health-care sector have been reported locally (e.g., to hospital ethics committees, ombudspersons, human rights commissions, NGOs)?" (MDG #6)
Section 3 then offers some ideas on how the collected data can be used - at global/regional, national, and local levels. Section 4 lists organisations that support use of this tool, and Section 5 provides the text of the Barcelona Bill of Rights.
This tool is an updated version of a resource published in 2004, when over 25 national and international organisations presented a statement to the secretariat of the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women. In collaboration with the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW), the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) and the Pacific Institute for Women's Health, Ipas used that statement and a literature review to develop this practical tool.
Emails from Maria de Bruyn to The Communication Initiative on July 10, 14, and 26 2006.