Positive Women Inc. is a support organisation for Women and Families living with HIV and AIDS. We are also involved in HIV advocacy, awareness and destigmatisation.
Women represent the invisible face of the HIV and AIDS epidemic. These are women who lead the very usual life of the average woman. Women who run households, cook dinner, have jobs, raise families and have grandchildren. Often these women look after sick partners and keep everything together.
The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is on Sunday 19th of May. Join communities around the world to raise awareness around HIV, stand together with people living with HIV and remember the loved ones lost to HIV and AIDS. Ceremonies in Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Dunedin, and Invercargill. Click the poster on the right for venues and times.
The April issue of Positive News is out now. Read about what we did to celebrate International Women's Day, the functional cure for the baby born with HIV in America, plus we explain the link between HIV and cervical cancer. Read all this and more here.
International Women's Day
In a message from UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé, he says ending violence against women is critical to ending AIDS. Read the full press release here.
Resource Guide on Family Health
Actionable Ways to Improve Your Family's Health is a seven-part resource guide on family health, which includes tips on nutrition, exercise, general health insurance, and even personal hygiene instruction. It is an interesting and informative resource, and although it is American focused, it certainly can prove useful in helping parents establish healthy lifestyle habits for themselves and their children. Check it out online here.
Helen Clark's Interview on Violence Against Women
Former Prime Minster and current UNDP Administrator Helen Clark speaks on violence against women for "One Billion Rising" ahead of International Women's Day on Friday March 8th. Go here to view the short video.
Women Out Loud
In a new report, entitled Women Out Loud, UNAIDS explores the impact of HIV on women and the instrumental role women living with the virus are playing to end AIDS. It includes the latest data and commentary from some of the leading advocates on women and HIV. Jane Bruning, our National Coordinator, co-authored the first chapter. Check it out here.
Updated World Vision Resource Includes PWI's Digital Stories
Our 2010 Digital Stories have been included as New Zealand case studies in the updated version of World Vision's Geography NCEA level 2 resource, Facing the Global Challenge. To find out more, visit the World Vision education store here.
Believe It. Do It. The New UNIADS campaign
Activists, mothers, people living with HIV, celebrities and other world citizens join hands around a global plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive. Read about UNAIDS' new campaign here and watch a short video about it here
SOPHIE'S WORLD - Journeys of the Lost Soul (Book)
A mother's nightmare turns into an inspiring message to the world: Explore the poignant and tear-jerking episode of Sophie's World as it illustrate the heart-wrenching trials and tribulations of a pregnant woman who had been told that she had only five years to live. Find out the kinds of compromises she had to endure in order to continue on with her life, despite all those long periods of travail and agony. See how the unwavering strength and endurance of a woman can surpass even the most unimaginable tragedies. An eye-opening reading experience. This core-shaking book will definitely make you appreciate life all over again.
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Contact Sophie’s World
Sophie's World Self Publishing NZ
Phone 021 261788