by Anne Mugo Anger is feminist currency. When I first read those words from Egyptian feminist writer Mona Eltahawy, I felt seen. It felt to me as an acknowledgement of an emotion that most of us associate with shame, something out of character. In all honesty, anger is just your brain communicating to you that … Continue reading Male engagement in responses to violence against women and girls: A young feminist’s introspection.
One of the truly wonderful things about being part of an international, intergenerational feminist collective like Making Waves is seeing all the different ways women are bringing their skills, interests, passions and expertise to our movements for the rights of women, girls and gender-diverse people, and to support the transformation of gender power dynamics and … Continue reading On feminist friendship and feminist work: Making Waves member Emma Bell and her evidence reviews
Understanding how unpaid care work prevents women from thriving. By Esther Aoko, Sexual and Reproductive Health Advocate A Making Waves blog for International Women's Day Every time I would board a bus early in the morning, I would look around and see women sleeping. At first, I just thought it was normal but then this … Continue reading The Sleepy Bus Ride To Work
It's wonderful to see the new Sage Journals Special Collection of articles titled HIV and Women's Health: Where are We Now? The amazing Guest Editors, Bakita Kasadha (@BakitaKK) and Dr Shema Tariq (@savoy__truffle) have put together a great collection of articles, some of which are now available online. We are really pleased to draw special … Continue reading New articles in the Special Collection: HIV and Women’s Health – Where are we now?
The deadline for abstract submissions to this workshop has been extended to tomorrow, February 4 2022. Check out the workshop website for details of the programme and abstract submission guidelines. Abstracts can be submitted under the following categories: - Epidemiology of HIV in Women and Girls- HIV Prevention in Women (Including PrEP)- Diagnosis and Treatment … Continue reading International Workshop on HIV & Women 2022 abstract deadline Feb 4
By Martha Tholanah and Fiona Hale We’ve been part of a team submitting abstract proposals for a few AIDS conferences now, looking at how women living with HIV are represented and included in research and conferences. The AIDS2022 deadline for abstract submission is fast approaching - the extended deadline is February 4, 2022. In this … Continue reading AIDS2022 abstracts are due Feb 4 2022! We reflect on our challenges in submitting an abstract and getting access to AIDS2020, and hope AIDS2022 can get it right.
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