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Religion and Development Database Religion and Development Database
An increasing number of organizations and programs are grappling with problems at the intersection of religion and development. On this site you have access to the latest...

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Gender Gender
The intersection of gender and religion, particularly in the context of development, can often be a controversial topic. Gender issues, however, encompass religious...
HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS
The ferocity of the HIV/AIDS pandemic has drawn many religious leaders and groups—inspired by insight, compassion, or the practical realities around them—to...

RELATED RESOURCES: HIV/AIDS

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
艾滋病毒/艾滋病联合规划署

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Final Declaration
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The Reminder
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Baha'iinternationalcommunity

HIV/AIDS & Gender Equality: Transforming Attitudes and Behaviors

May 31, 2001
The statement "HIV/AIDS & Gender Equality: Transforming Attitudes and Behaviors" outlines the Baha'i perspective on critical issues surrounding the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Gender inequality, stigma, and the role of faith communities in mitigating both of these are the main focus. The Baha'i view is that as interaction between people of different faiths and cultures increases, the traditions and practices that discriminate against women will gradually give way; only spiritual transformation can fundamentally reduce negative behaviors that contribute to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Baha'i International Community Baha'i International Community
Founded in Iran in 1844, the Bahá’í International Community (BIC) is the youngest of the world’s independent monotheistic religions and has more than five million adherents in 236 countries and territories. Bahá’ís come from nearly every national,...