The Jacquelyne Ssozi Foundation’s work with young mothers living with HIV

By Jacquelyne Alesi Since July 2020, The Jacquelyne Ssozi Foundation has been fundraising to support young mothers and women living with HIV in Uganda. The Foundation is currently running two small projects with women in different regions (one with young mothers with HIV in Kampala and Wakiso districts and the other in Luweero district with … Continue reading The Jacquelyne Ssozi Foundation’s work with young mothers living with HIV

My woes with DTG, where is my right to choice?

'We are changing your regimen to the triple therapy Dolutegravir (DTG).' That is the only information I got from my health care provider about my new treatment regimen. I protested this decision as I believed I had the right to make an informed choice regarding my health, or at least get more information. The only … Continue reading My woes with DTG, where is my right to choice?

#ConfinedbyCovid: women and girls, HIV and SRHR. The challenges, the responses, and calls to action

On January 27 2021, ITPC, Salamander Trust and Making Waves held a webinar to talk about the findings of community-led research on the impact of Covid-19 on women and girls living with and affected by HIV, including the impact on sexual and reproductive health and rights. Four of the researchers, Joyce Ouma (Kenya), Jacquelyne Alesi … Continue reading #ConfinedbyCovid: women and girls, HIV and SRHR. The challenges, the responses, and calls to action

Obstetric violence, respectful maternity care, and women and adolescent girls living with HIV – Upholding our SRHR as essential during COVID-19 and beyond

December 2020 by Making Waves The impact of COVID-19 on obstetric violence  COVID-19 has caused massive global upheaval, including to HIV and sexual and reproductive health services. Disruptions to maternity care services due to COVID-19 in low and middle-income countries over 6 months were predicted in early estimates to cause 12,200 - 56,700 additional maternal … Continue reading Obstetric violence, respectful maternity care, and women and adolescent girls living with HIV – Upholding our SRHR as essential during COVID-19 and beyond

Gender transformative approaches, power inequalities, and a checklist for addressing these

Making Waves members and colleagues in other organisations recently wrote about the importance of gender-transformative approaches in the context of the current pandemic, asking Why is gender mainstreaming so vital right now? In this article, we outlined some of the problems caused for women, girls and gender-diverse people by pandemic responses that are not gendered. … Continue reading Gender transformative approaches, power inequalities, and a checklist for addressing these