COVID has certainly impacted the work of the Education and Awareness Committee. But as with so many other initiatives, we have been brainstorming how we might continue the work of our committee. We are available to meet via Zoom with groups that would like to hear about the work of UJAMAA GRANDMAS and the Stephen Lewis Foundation. If you belong to a church group, quilting group, etc and would like to learn more about the work of UJAMAA GRANDMAS and SLF please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact us if you have other ideas how we might contribute to spreading the word about the excellent work of both our organization and the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
This month we would like to highlight the SLF publication – Voices – which shared the following information:
This summer, AIDS 2020, the 23rd International AIDS Conference (July 6–10), shifted to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Stephen Lewis Foundation participated with two sessions that brought together African women from across generations, regions and organizations to discuss the impact of youth-led and grandmother-led HIV and AIDS initiatives.
We are including the link to the response of the grandmothers groups and will highlight the youth component next month. Grandmothers’ Human Rights in the Response to HIV, focused on how grandmothers and their communities in sub-Saharan Africa have been impacted by HIV and are leading movements to claim their human rights. The panelists shared a clear message that the international grandmothers’ solidarity movement has a valuable role to play in ending the AIDS pandemic and rebuilding communities.
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