All over Africa, women and girls are contracting HIV/AIDS faster than any other group. A 2005 UNAIDS report revealed that two-thirds of young women (aged 15-24 years) in 24 sub-Saharan countries lack knowledge of HIV transmission, and how it relates to their own lives. Practices like FGM increase a women’s risk of HIV infection even further. MADRE and our partners at IIN and Umoja Uaso Women’s Group are training young women in and around Umoja, Kenya to identify and resist high-risk behavior.
With your help, young women will learn to demystify and destigmatize HIV/AIDS and FGM—breaking the silence that is killing women and girls—through workshops that relate modes of transmission to their own lives.
Lower rates of HIV infection among women and reduce the number of FGM cases in rural Samburu communities; and increase pressure on Kenyan public health officials to offer access to sexual and reproductive health services to Indigenous Kenyan women.
Thanks to 17 donors like you, a total of
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.