This round table is being organized on the occasion of World AIDS Day 2004 as part of the joint UNESCO/UNAIDS project “A Cultural Approach to HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care”, in co-operation with the International organization of Migration (IOM) and CRIPS Ile-de-France (Regional centre for Aids information and prevention).


The round table will bring together top-level anthropologists and sociologists to discuss the impact of migration on HIV/AIDS patterns (transmission, living with HIV) and the impact of the disease on migrant women's lives. Among the issues they will discuss are adjustment of life-style, acculturation, and change in sexual behaviour and gender relations. Particular attention will be paid to migrant women's role as wage earners and breadwinners for relatives and friends both in their home country and in the host country.

UNESCO Headquarters, Room II, 4– 6 pm