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
Fiona Hale, March 25 2021 This is a story of some conversations and reflections within the Making Waves collective in 2020. I wrote it in September 2020, but it's taken me a while to share it. And although I’m writing it, it’s all about how people relate to each other, and none of the ideas … Continue reading Fractals, mushrooms, rhizomes and scaling up
This #IWD, like every day, women, girls and gender diverse people everywhere will be #makingwaves in big and small ways, addressing #HIV #SRHR #VAWG #GBV, making the world a better place for all of us. Women and girls living with HIV who identify as sex workers, women who use drugs, trans women, queer women or … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2021
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