World AIDS Day in Retrospect: Videos, Interviews and Advocacy
December 5, 2012
Count Us in the Right to Live a Life Free From Violence
Getting to Zero for Women
This World AIDS Day, PWN and women and HIV advocates around the country advocated for an end to violence against women. Check out videos, articles, and interviews below! More to come in the next e-blast. Stay tuned!
PWN Speaks! In the Media
Melissa Harris-Perry Show: On World AIDS Day a New Understanding of an Old Problem With PWNer Sonia Rastogi
"There are intersectional factors that can further our understanding of why our youth continue to acquire HIV. A lack of comprehensive sex education and a prevailing stigma associated with HIV and AIDS all work in concert with violence and trauma to make the disease even more deadly than it is already. We can and must do better."
Raising Our Voices
World AIDS Day: "An Open Letter About My HIV Status to My Future Grown-Up Son" by a PWNer
"To my beautiful son -- It's hard to know how to start this letter, but I find myself needing to write to you on this World AIDS Day about my having HIV. Right now in 2012, you are only 3 years old and much too young to understand what it means for your mom to be living with HIV."
Have Some COMPASSION Colorado: Stigma Campaign Launch and Stigma Index Survey
This World AIDS Day and throughout December, Coloradans are engaging in open and honest discussion about HIV, stigma, and compassion. Won't you join us? We are surveying people's compassionate and anti-stigmatizing beliefs and would love to hear form you. For printable surveys and surveys in Spanish click here.
"When Revealing HIV Status Turns Deadly: The Cicely Bolden Case Exposes the Dangers Women Face When Telling Partners They're HIV-Positive" by Kellee Terrell
Bolden's death is another tragic reminder of the constant fear and violence that so many people living with HIV/AIDS, especially black women, face on a daily basis in the United States -- violence that is a direct consequence of the stigma and ignorance that HIV-negative folks create and perpetuate, yet are unwilling to own up to and admit is a problem.
"Cicely Bolden's murder is, for women, what Trayvon Martin is for the black men," says Dazon Dixon Diallo.
Tools & Resources
Hot Off the Press: "HIV, Violence Against Women and Trauma Fact Sheet"
Check it out! Talking points, research data, recommendations and more. Use this fact sheet in your outreach efforts, in trainings, at staff meetings, with clients and more.
This article was provided by Positive Women's Network of the United States of America. Visit PWN-USA's website to find out more about their activities and publications.
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