‘Getting To Zero’ With Women, Girls This World AIDS Day

Noting the theme of World AIDS Day this year is “Getting to Zero,” entertainer Alicia Keys, co-founder and global ambassador of the Keep a Child Alive Foundation, writes in the Skoll Foundation’s “World Forum,” “We want to get to that number so badly, and we fight for that goal day in and day out. But this year, I’d like to see us add what you might call a sub-theme — ‘Getting to Zero: With Women and Girls.'” She continues, “Women and girls have shouldered the burden of HIV for decades — as sisters, mothers, daughters, caregivers, and above all, as beacons of strength and resilience in the face of adversity,” adding, “When we’re offering our resources abroad and at home, we need to make sure women and girls are given the tools they need to eradicate HIV and stop the cycle of suffering it causes” (11/28).