Maria de Bruyn papers, 1988-2012 and undated
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- Bruyn, Maria de
- Maria de Bruyn is a medical anthropologist who worked for non-profit organizations in The Netherlands and United States, as well as international non-governmental and United Nations agencies, in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) with a special focus on HIV and AIDS and health-related human rights. She served on the Global Programme on AIDS Global Management Committee Task Force on HIV/AIDS Coordination as one of three nongovernmental organization (NGO) representatives; this Task Force contributed to establishing NGO participation in the governance of UNAIDS. She was also a co-founder of the ATHENA Network to advance gender equity and human rights in the global response to HIV and AIDS and worked with groups of women living with HIV on sexual and reproductive rights and advocacy. This collection includes de Bruyn's writings, work from her consultancies and other trainings and workshops, and her subject files on topics such as HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, human rights, condoms, discrimination, youth, sex work, and women's health issues. Subject files include brochures, ephemera, and artifacts such as condoms, buttons, and objects de Bruyn collected from her travels around the world. Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.
- 27 Linear Feet
- Materials in English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, and other languages from Africa and Asia
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Collection documents de Bruyn's scholarly writings, consulting work, collaboration with various global health and international policy organizations (including Ipas), and other contributions to the field of public and global health. Topics include sexual and reproductive rights, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, youth and adult sexual health education, human rights to healthcare, healthcare law and discrimination, condoms and contraception, and global health policies and advocacy. The collection also contains de Bruyn's extensive subject files, including artifacts and ephemera from her travels and career. The subject files are loosely arranged by geographic region, including samples of brochures, literature, flyers, and other items from the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin American countries. De Bruyn's files also include public health resources, research articles, published accounts and testimonies, and examples of condoms, lubricant, sexual health artifacts, buttons, and other collected ephemera and objects.
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Maria de Bruyn is a medical anthropologist who worked for non-profit organizations in The Netherlands and United States, as well as international non-governmental and United Nations agencies, in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights with a special focus on HIV and AIDS and health-related human rights. She served on the Global Programme on AIDS Global Management Committee Task Force on HIV/AIDS Coordination as one of three nongovernmental organization (NGO) representatives; this Task Force contributed to establishing NGO participation in the governance of UNAIDS. She was a co-founding member of the ATHENA Network to advance gender equity and human rights in the global response to HIV and AIDS. Her work with women living with HIV included advocacy training at the inaugural meeting of the International Community of Women Living with HIV and AIDS (ICW), training and research guidance on sexual and reproductive rights and advocacy for groups of women in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and mentoring of individual women in publishing and speaking. She further presented at International and Regional Conferences on AIDS, served on the organizing committee for the 1992 Amsterdam AIDS Conference and has been an abstract reviewer for the international AIDS Conferences since the 1990s. During her travels, she collected informational, educational and policy materials from countries around the world related to sexual and reproductive health and rights.
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- The Maria de Bruyn Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a gift in 2015.
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Processed by Meghan Lyon, January 2016
Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0125, 2015-0158
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