Environments of Nurturing Safety (EONS):
Environments of Nurturing Safety (EONS): Aboriginal Women in Canada Five Year Strategy on HIV/AIDS was released during Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week on Dec. 1-5, 2010. EONS was developed through a consultation process with over 300 Aboriginal women in eleven cities across Canada which included PAW, Aboriginal women ‘at risk’ or affected by HIV infection and their service providers.
EONS highlights the need to increase and strengthen the network of support for PAWs, increase the availability and accessibility of culturally relevant services across all regions, address the structural barriers that impede health and wellbeing, increase the number of prevention programs and address the gaps or make research related to Aboriginal women more accessible. Meaningfully engaging Aboriginal women in the response is vital to the success of this strategy.
This strategy is aligned with ASHAC II and will guide the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network and its member organizations in this targeted response.