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03 June 2007

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Metsehate

It is good news that African voices are coming out. I thank you all who are making this true.
Yes! Africa needs G8s support to fight against HIV/AIDS and povery. We need also to know how this money will be utilized by national government units. But I, as an Africa, would like to know also what will be the involvement of African civil socity in utilizing this money.
How this money will be utilized in adressing African women's problems. As a matter of fact many are raped daily, don't have right to decide on their body, not able to read and write and are not able to get adequate information many are claiming that HIV/AIDS is feminised.
But the responses fail usually to address this. For instance my country Ethiopia is preparing a plan of action for the national response to HIV/AIDS (2007-2009/10). But very very few things has been said about women and was commented aggressively.
So as a woman I demand my national government and the G8 to make their efforts more sensitive and responsive to women specififc problems
We demand to know explicitly what proportion of AID is meant for solving women specific problems.
Poor African women are suffering with their inocent children and won't wait any more.

BRE

Zihnle,

Today I've read your wonderful post written for the OpenDemocracy blog project (Women talk to the G8) that is titled "Who is really listening to African women's voices?" It is an excellent piece of journalism and drives right to the heart of what is going on around you at the Circus Maximus 2007 in Heiligendamm. I just stopped by to say that don't worry Ma'am, some of the most influential writers in the blogosphere are following your work at the G8 Summit 2007 and we are listening to your voices (AfricaVox 2007) and spreading the word to our readers. Keep your head up over there and keep digging for the hard news at this summit, we'll do the rest.

You may want to ask one of your colleagues from Germany's ZDF TV news network for a copy of the videotape of the mini-summit held today for the J8 2007 youth (Junior G8+1 leaders). All attending G8 heads of state were one-on-one with the world's youth and discussed the subject of HIV/AIDS at length. Africa was represented by a 17-year old young man from Tanzania, who directed his questioning at the President of the United States but several G8 leaders responded including Japan and Russia. Get a copy of that videotape and check it out.

You can see more of my feedback to the AfricaVox 2007 project at Richard Kavuma's posts and at my blog. Good luck in Rostock.

BRE

Ooops! I went back to re-read that post at the Women's Open Summit blog and realized that you didn't write the article but the aricle is about you and the other members of the AfricaVox 2007 crew. Sorry about the error and I wrote about your work anyway. Again, good luck and keep writing.

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