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 29, 2010
Strong Progress Made by PWN’s Support Group Leader

By Gillian Wilson | Communications Director, IDEX

With your help, the support group leaders reached a total of 859 homes in the PWN program areas. This is a notable achievement considering the difficulty of penetrating homes when it comes to dealing with issues relating to HIV and AIDS.

The support group leaders report many challenges they have to face as they try and reach more people, such as high rates of drug and alcohol abuse and incidences of women tolerating sexual abuse of their children at the hands of their boyfriends. The group leaders report that some women are forced to stay in such abusive relationships due to financial dependence.

The group leaders also report that although the government has played its part in promoting some awareness campaigns, it is still a challenge to combat stigma around HIV/AIDS. The group leaders report that through engaging the community as a whole in educational and awareness programs, they see noticeable reductions in stigma and more women seeking treatment.

By donating to PWN you are ensuring more families can benefit from this program.

Thank you for your support.

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Organization Information

Positive Women's Network (PWN)

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

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Thanks to 140 donors like you, a total of $19,246 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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