The latest from the GCWA

  • 11 Dec, 2015

    Seeking Safety – Capacity building for leadership on Gender Based Violence

    Salamander Trust launched this week in London several films made by women living with HIV in Uganda and Namibia. Between October 2014 and October 2015 Salamander Trust has undertaken a film training and documentary programme to showcase the extraordinary grassroots leadership of women living with HIV in an effective response to Gender-Based Violence and HIV in Africa.  This programme was designed to support women utilise film-making techniques for advocacy and capacity building.  

  • 10 Jun, 2015

    Almost 10 percent of HIV-positive women report forced sterilisation – study

    South Africa’s first national HIV stigma index has found that seven percent of HIV-positive women surveyed reported being sterilised against their will and about 40 percent reported contraception was a pre-requisite of accessing antiretrovirals (ARVs). The index also found that five percent of respondents also reported that they did not seek health services at their local clinic due to stigma. Launched yesterday at the SA AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa’s HIV stigma index surveyed about 10,500 people living with HIV across the country in what is the world’s largest