By Jacquelyne Alesi and Fiona Hale We are in the middle of a perfect storm. The climate crisis, the response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, ‘a crisis-within-a crisis’ in the form of the worst locust outbreak in decades, patriarchy, structural racism and rising inequality are all coming together to cause serious problems for people everywhere. … Continue reading Where is the support and funding for local, women-led and peer-led responses to COVID-19?
By Nunu Diana Alison While countries are busy putting in place different guidelines such as lockdown, closing of schools and working from home, there has been an increase in sexual and reproductive issues such as rape, unattended childbirth and lack of access to health facilities for people living with HIV. And these arising issues are … Continue reading COVID-19 and adolescent girls and young women’s SRHR in South Sudan
Report of the session, ‘Where is the funding for women’s rights?’ convened by Positive Young Women Voices and Salamander Trust at the Women’s Networking Zone 2020, Wednesday July 8 #FeministFuturesHIV To watch the recording of the session click here. To see the Twitter moment, click here. Read our blog about funding for women's rights here. … Continue reading ‘Don’t turn us into projects’
Funding for women living with HIV is vital to implement WHO’s Consolidated Guideline on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women living with HIV. This is recognised in the checklist for community engagement to implement the guideline, which calls on key donor partners to ‘support organisations and networks of women living with HIV, especially … Continue reading The scandalous lack of funding for women’s rights organisations
by Jacquelyne Alesi It was reported recently that in Uganda, some people living with HIV are abandoning their treatment because of COVID-19. Food insecurity is today emerging as a key barrier to ARV initiation and adherence, and as a contributor to ARV treatment interruptions. This puts people in danger of repeated illness due to opportunistic … Continue reading COVID-19, food and ARVs in Uganda
Making Waves member, Lucy Wanjiku Njenga, is the founder and team leader of Positive Young Women Voices in Kenya. The following article is by Claire Lungahi, a volunteer with Positive Young Women Voices. It was first published on their website for Menstruation Day, 28 May 2020. Accessing menstrual products is more than just dealing with blood … Continue reading Period.
By MariJo Vázquez I have always been really interested in the capacity we have as humans to take care of and heal others – a capacity that I believe comes from our ability to heal ourselves. This interest led me to also take an interest in medicine, in how this science, this art, advanced to … Continue reading Four eyes see better than two: the importance of trust relationships
MariJo Vázquez Siempre me ha interesado mucho la capacidad que tenemos los seres humanos para cuidar de otros, para sanar a otros, una capacidad que creo que proviene de nuestra capacidad para sanarnos a nosotras mismas. Después dediqué parte de mi interés más en concreto a la medicina, a cómo esta ciencia, este arte, avanzó … Continue reading Cuatro ojos ven más que dos: la importancia de las relaciones personales de confianza
Making Waves is a loose collective of women providing each other with mutual support and connection internationally, and working together for common aims in relation to gender equality, HIV and sexual and reproductive rights. It is not a funded network, but a platform for mutual exchange, sharing, collaboration and amplification of the work done by … Continue reading Welcome to Making Waves
By Fiona Hale The coronavirus crisis has proved just how quickly major changes can happen when the stakes are high. But in contrast to the fast pace of change we are seeing in the current crisis, ‘the science’ of HIV as it affects women has moved at a glacial pace, and there are still huge … Continue reading When will policy and evidence catch up with lived experience?