Category Archives: HIV

Mama’s Club Uganda

There is Life after HIV. Mama’s Club, a psychosocial care and support programme has set up women’s groups around central, Western and Norther Uganda. Members and staff share their experiences of living with HIV and their leaderships skills with the … Continue reading

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Shall We Tell Him? – Tanzania

In Dar es Salam, Tanzania, a group of adult caregivers discuss the challenges of looking after children born with HIV. They have recently participated, together with the children, in a training workshop on the “Stepping Stones with Children”methodology ran by … Continue reading

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Stop Abusing Widows – Namibia

On the day of Nangula’s husband death from AIDS- related illness, her in – laws arrive to grab her house. This “inheritance grabbing” is common practice in Namibia, when widows can loose all their property on the day of their … Continue reading

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“Survivor” is based on the true story of Malika, a young Ugandan woman who learns she is HIV positive, as a child. The film was produced during a participatory film workshop for women, members of Mama’s Club, a support network … Continue reading

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Betrayed – Namibia

Coerced sterilisation – as Victoria suffered in Namibia – is against her human and legal rights. Her husband becomes abusive when she tells him that she can’t bear any more children. This is based on a true story and was filmed … Continue reading

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“Children First!” – “Watoto Kwanza!” – Tanzania

Communities can be unsafe places for all people living with HIV because of violence, including stigma and abuse. Children living with or affected by HIV can be especially vulnerable without appropriate support. But guardians and parents may lack sufficient skills … Continue reading

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“Together” – Support Groups – The Namibia Women’s Health network

“TOGETHER” explores key challenges experienced by women living with HIV in Namibia such as coerced sterilisation, gender based violence and the practice of evicting widows by their family members after the death of a husband from AIDS-related illness. NWHN works … Continue reading

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Samfya – Nasanga Inshila (Extract) – Zambia

Penelope is a young woman from Samfya in northern Zambia. Her life is suddenly turned around when she becomes an orphan at the age of 14, when both her parents die of AIDs. Life becomes very difficult for Penelope who … Continue reading

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Aruba’s Answers – The Pregnancy Journey..when you are living with HIV, UK

This film was devised, filmed and edited by the women who are mothers, peer mothers and staff of Positively UK in reaction to their own experiences of living with HIV. All the content and film-making is their own. It was … Continue reading

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The Pregnancy Journey…when you are living with HIV – UK

“I would encourage any women to access support. There was nothing more powerful for me then meeting another positive women” The “From Pregnancy to Baby and Beyond” project is run by Positively UK in partnership with clinicians to help women … Continue reading

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