It’s been a while since the last Making Waves blog. Members of the collective have been occupied with activism, campaigning, peer support, self- and collective care, working within our organisations, doing consultancy work, tweeting, feeding into policy consultations, spending time with family and friends, reading, resting, living, in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Malaysia, Spain and … Continue reading Making Waves round-up Oct-Dec 2021
by Jacquelyne Alesi On September 4, 2021, I was invited to be on a live TV talk show in English and another local language called Luo, talking about COVID-19 and HIV. This came after a series of other talk shows in other local languages. Then on September 28, 2021, I was pleased to be live … Continue reading COVID-19 and HIV: A TV talk show in Uganda
Anne Mugo, Positive Young Women Voices, Kenya When Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta started outlining the country’s commitments at the opening session of the Generation Equality Forum in Paris by vowing to end female genital mutilation by the end of his tenure, it was perhaps a jolting indicator of just how bold the roadmap he would … Continue reading Intergenerational Co-Leadership: Why young people and communities are key to fostering accountability for Kenya’s commitments to end Gender Based Violence.
Welcome to the POWER Group – Positive Women Engaged in Research. The POWER Group core team consists of around 30 women living with HIV and their supporters around the world who are all engaged in research, including participatory and community-led research, qualitative research, academic research and medical research. This is a new group, so watch … Continue reading The POWER Group
July 20, 2021 ‘Although it’s rarely acknowledged, one of the most compelling and radical models of activist care was developed by women in Africa amid the AIDS epidemic – one of the most devastating gendered crises facing the continent in the late 20th century’ (Jessica Horn 2019 Open Democracy). We have just attended the Generation Equality Forum and … Continue reading HIV and gender equality – why are we still asking for mutual recognition?
by Esther Aoko During the Generation Equality Forum that took place in Paris, the Kenyan Government recently made very bold commitments towards ending Gender Based Violence in Kenya. The commitments were informed by the alarming rise in the number of Gender Based Violence cases since the onset of the pandemic. When the Covid-19 pandemic began, … Continue reading NEW HOPE: WHAT’S NEXT FOR KENYA?
26 years on from the Beijing Conference on Women, today is the start of the virtual Generation Equality Forum, co-hosted by UN Women and the Governments of France and Mexico. Generation Equality is a multi-stakeholder initiative to catalyse global commitments to achieve gender equality, through a five-year Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality. What does the … Continue reading Generation Equality: our Making Waves commitment to intersectional feminist HIV leadership
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
'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?
by Lucy Wanjiku Njenga The just world I long to live in is where I am as important as the next person, not on the basis of where I was born or where I live. A just world is a safe world with free and accessible COVID-19 Vaccine. It has been a whole year of … Continue reading A People’s Vaccine is A Just World