Fight HIV/AIDS by Empowering Women in South Africa

by Positive Women's Network (PWN)
Fight HIV/AIDS by Empowering Women in South Africa
Fight HIV/AIDS by Empowering Women in South Africa
Fight HIV/AIDS by Empowering Women in South Africa
Fight HIV/AIDS by Empowering Women in South Africa
Fight HIV/AIDS by Empowering Women in South Africa
Fight HIV/AIDS by Empowering Women in South Africa

Project Report | Jun 4, 2008
June 2008 Update

By Katherine Zavala | Coordinator of Programs, IDEX

In addition to the formation of support groups, PWN also organizes community forums that are held every quarter with all support group members. They recently held such a forum.

The forums are a way for several support groups to come together to participate in a educational action or campaign for larger issues that affect their area. This provides an opportunity for support group members to become more active and share experiences with other support group members that PWN facilitates.

PWN has seen women who participate in their support groups and forums become more active in various campaigns to address local community issues. The latest campaign initiated by PWN is called the “777 campaign” and it seeks to bring awareness on violence against women. The “777 Campaign” was launched to commemorate the deaths of Sizakele Sigasa, PWN’s Outreach Coordinator, and her friend, Salome Masoa who were raped and murdered on July 7, 2007. Women participating in the support groups and forums are currently following up on two rape cases in the local courts, as a result of their participation in the “777 campaign”.

Not only are women receiving counseling through the support groups facilitated by PWN, but they are also exercising their self-confidence as they start to become more proactive in ways that can help the whole community and particularly women.

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Positive Women's Network (PWN)

Location: San Francisco, CA - South Africa
Gillian  Wilson
Project Leader:
Gillian Wilson
IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco , CA United States

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