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We remember our people, relatives,  friends, and colleagues who lost their lives due to the Aids epidemic. We call up on the surviving people not to recycle AIDS; but always to take preventive measures. This day is to remind people that Aids is not asleep but open to wrap you, so take care!

The World AIDS Day theme for 2010 is "Universal access and human rights". As WICAH uphold human rights, we call up on the public to end stigmatising and discriminating People living with HIV/AIDS in schools, at workplaces and in day to day life. We support orphans who are positive living and other are not but they lost their parents to AIDS: We encourage guardians not to give up on these orphans but to take them for treatment where they can access ARVS, Counselling and have friends not to isolated. This avoids the orphans from ending up on the streets to turn into Street children.

There should be access to information, treatment and care. Women and children are more vulnerable to the risk and exposure to HIV/AIDS. The women are victims of domestic violence sex violence exposed to rape in war zones and in their oppressive marriages, the children especially girls are exposed to defilement and sorts of sexual abuse. Sex being a private issue some girls fear to report their culprits and end up with no immediate medical precautions that can help from the infection.

We need programs for empowering women and children with skills, knowledge and information and can help them to avoid dependency, ignorance, submission to harsh conditions in marriage/families. The more educationally and financially women are empowered the greater they will say no to submission to unhealthy culture of Polygamy.  Dependency on men, Prostitution, will reduce if such programs are implemented.
This will reduce child marriages and women resorting to men as the only way of survival and source of earning.

Sex education should be very clear about the dangers and consequences of involvement into sex at an early age, HIV infection, what should be done and how should the people be helped. Signs an symptoms of HIV; Precautions measures like              
medicine in case of rape, Prevention of mother to child Transmission of HIV, Counselling and testing centres, access to information for youth and adolescents, Legal measures in cases of Rape, defilement and other ways of sexual abuse.
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