We are still facing the consequences of how HIV was first handled. I have reactions like HIV is not a big deal. But if it wasn't a big deal, we wouldn't still be talking about it. Now we have generations of people who have to unlearn information about HIV. That's why a campaign like this is important. Living with HIV is a rollercoaster. Life does not spare you because you are living with HIV. We spend our lives asking people to love us the way we are when we can't do the same for ourselves. Doreen
YOUNGVOICES Aloud n’ AlLOWED: J.K’s Story of living with HIV
I grew up with my grandma because my mother and father separated when I was about two months old. I grew up without a close relationship with my mom up till today. I was just with my grandma and my dad. Things changed when I was in class 6, and my dad became abusive and would beat me when he came home drunk. Life wasn’t easy after that. The year I found out I was HIV positive in Form One was the same year my dad sexually violated me. I don’t know why he did that; he was in a lot of pain while I was growing up. I’m J.K, an 18-year-old girl from Kenya, and this is my story.
AGYW EXPERIENCES FROM THE HER VOICE ALOUD/ALLOWED PROJECT
On Sunday, 27th February 2022, we had a physical closeout meeting of the HerVoice: Aloud |Allowed project supported by the #HerVoiceFund to support the meaningful engagement of adolescent girls and young women in decision making processes. This held with 7 AGYW who actively participated in the project, BodyTalk’s project lead, project officer and one of its volunteers. We had a recapitulation of all activities carried out to monitor and evaluate the outcomes we had at the end of the project and share experiences by the #AGYW.
March Heroines 2.0: Immaculate Neh
March Heroine 2.0: Immaculate Neh
March Heroines 2.0: Dr Mbi Vanessa
Dr Vanessa is a 26 year old Cameroonian medical doctor with the CBC Health services. So what makes her our heroine?
March Heroines 2.0: Blessing Ohaeri
Name: Blessing OhaeriCountry: NigeriaProfession: Medical Laboratory scientistInstagram: @bl.essing6596 Blessing is a young graduate volunteering at a community health center in the town of Limbe. She is a young health professional who loves engaging in volunteer work which is why she partook in the First Aid volunteers training by the Red Cross in December 2020. Blessing … Continue reading March Heroines 2.0: Blessing Ohaeri