About Alice Welbourn
Alice Welbourn is Founding Director of the Salamander Trust and a member of the UNESCO Global Advisory Group for sex, relationships and HIV education. Diagnosed with HIV in 1992, she was on the steering committee of the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA) and chairs its UK chapter the SOPHIA Forum. Alice is a Commissiong Editor for the openDemocracy 5050 AIDS, gender and human rights platform
Articles by Alice Welbourn
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The heavyweight guide to Ukraine
Numerous countries and foundations are admirably desperate to do something to curb the spread of HIV/Aids. If a policy or a model law appears that has been produced by respected "expert" institutions, it is quite understandable that they will rush to make use of them. But what if those policies or laws, although well intentioned in principle, do not work in practice? This is exactly what is happening in the international response to HIV, where a crisis is developing which is increasingly eroding the rights of women.