Making Waves women are participating in the formal AIDS2020 conference, and in the Women’s Networking Zone at the Global Village which is accessible to everyone. Celebrating Feminist Wins and Co-Creating Feminist Futures: Women’s Networking Zone at the Global Village From July 6-10 2020, the virtual Women’s Networking Zone will be open in the AIDS2020 Global … Continue reading AIDS2020 and the virtual Women’s Networking Zone: what are Making Waves women doing?
On July 8, 2020, Lucy Wanjiku Njenga of Positive Young Women Voices Kenya, Longret Kwardem of 4M Mentor Mothers UK, Maria Okwoli of Nigeria and Martha Tholanah of Zimbabwe will lead a virtual Women’s Networking Zone session on funding for women’s rights in the HIV response. Joining details: Facebook live on the Athena Network page. … 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?
By Jane Shepherd At the end of my road, I usually turn right towards the beach. I naturally gravitate towards the sea and away from the city. But before lockdown and the government sanctioned daily exercise, I rarely walked to the sea (I rarely did a daily walk to be honest). Instead, I used to … Continue reading Going around in circles: peer support in a pandemic
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