International Workshop on HIV & Women 2022 abstract deadline Feb 4

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

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.

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.

Making Waves round-up Oct-Dec 2021

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

Intergenerational Co-Leadership: Why young people and communities are key to fostering accountability for Kenya’s commitments to end Gender Based Violence.

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.

HIV and gender equality – why are we still asking for mutual recognition?

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?

NEW HOPE: WHAT’S NEXT FOR KENYA?

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?

Generation Equality: our Making Waves commitment to intersectional feminist HIV leadership

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

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