Artists' Television Access

The Female Face of AIDS: Crisis in Malawi

Sunday, June 27, 2010, 7:00 pm, $6

Presented by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of UNIFEM

Unifem - malawi

The Female Face of Aids: Crisis in Malawi shines a light on the stigma and discrimination suffered by women living with HIV/AIDS in Malawi. The film follows the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School during the final weeks of a year-long study on how HIV/AIDS impacts Malawian women who comprise 58% of those infected there. Eight students and four faculty members traveled to Malawi in 2007 interviewing a broad spectrum of people from the country to understand how these conditions persist.

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the US National Committee for UNIFEM (UNIFEM/USNC) was launched in June of 2009. UNIFEM is the United Nations Development Fund for Women, and it works on women’s rights and development issues across the globe. We are committed to expanding support and raising funds within the United States for UNIFEM. Through our efforts we hope to encourage ourselves and others to become involved in advancing women’s rights around the world.

About the Film Series: This monthly film series will look at women’s rights and development issues. Each month, a film that touches on one of the four themes of UNIFEM (The United Nations Development Fund for Women) will be selected. These four themes are: – enhancing women’s economic security and rights, – ending violence against women, – reducing the prevalence of HIV and AIDS among women and girls, and – advancing gender justice in democratic governance in stable and fragile states. After each film, a discussion will be held that focuses on the issue being highlighted and what local Bay Area organizations are doing to address that issue.