- Vieira Villela, Wilza and Alessandra Nilo
- Comparative Report 2008 - UNGASS AIDS Forum: Monitoring UNGASS-AIDS Goals on Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health
- 2008, 84 pp
"Ever since the so-called social cycle of United Nations Conferences, it has been strongly recommended that civil society should carry out its own monitoring processes, aiming to make visible hidden gaps in policy implementation. This is particularly important in developing countries, where social inequality also means health inequality and disparities in the public health system.
During the UN General Special Assembly on HV/AIDS—UNGASSAIDS—in 2001, the heads of governments acknowledged the direct relationship between promoting Human Rights and reducing vulnerability to HIV. They also recognized that results could not be obtained through governmental action alone, demonstrating the need for the participation of Civil Society and HIV positive people in the construction and implementation of effective answers to the epidemic. This has stimulated civil society to use the UNGASS goals as an important instrument to follow the AIDS policies in their countries."