Vijaya Chikermane
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Vijaya has been an avid collaborator and worker in the fields of HIV/AIDS, sexual health and gender equity in Toronto and internationally for over ten years. She is currently the Executive Director at the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP) and a Board member at Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre in Toronto. Vijaya has a BA in Political Science and an MSc in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and is dedicated to continued and lifelong learning. After spending the first 15 years of her life between India and Dubai, Vijaya migrated to Canada with a deep and personal investment in the complexity of identity and its intersections with health, place, race, class, gender, violence and ability.

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What Role Should Men Play in Women's Health?

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2014 | 10:42 AM

This year's International Women's Day theme, "Equality for women is progress for all," spilled over into an impassioned conversation or all-out fight about male roles in feminism and women's health. As an organization dedicated to HIV/AIDS work with South Asian communities in Toronto our perspectives about how men and boys...

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Don't Racialize AIDS Discourse -- Our Needs Don't Define Who We Are

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 12:22 PM

World AIDS Day marks one of the most gripping health epidemics in human history. With all eyes on AIDS, this day is an opportunity to acknowledge milestones achieved, and more importantly, to remind us that it's not over.

Over the weekend I read Sarah Liss's article, "The Second...

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Why Women Still Need the F-Word

(1) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 2:20 PM

2012 felt like the year of women and health.

From the 'War on Women' in the U.S. with multiple battles on birth control and abortion, to the international outcry sparked by the Delhi rape case in India, or to the dawn of VaginaGate, women were on the agenda. At...

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