Program ShivA AIDS 2018

We are very proud that ShivA has been selected by the organization of AIDS2018 to have her own networking zone during AIDS2018!
Our networking zone is called WE ARE FAMILY: AFRICAN MIGRANT WOMEN. With our program we are focussing on all African women. That is: on African women in Africa and in the diaspora.
For our diverse program we refer to our program overview.

On Monday 23 July, the first day of AIDS2018, we present a workshop in the Youth Pavillion (15.30 – 17.00 hrs): The Positive Sisters Project: A successful Dutch peer-project for HIV-positive migrant women with an holistic approach. Workshop on its success factors and planning your own action!

We focus on African women. However, on Wednesday 25 July, we also offer a parallel session for the (HIV-negative) partners of HIV+ African women. It will be the first time that these men will meet each other to share experiences! Also on this date, Positive Brothers will meet and explore the Global Village together.

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In our program we offer activities for:

For individual visitors we offer for example the following activities:

  • Storytelling: HIV, sexuality, motherhood, migration
  • My Faith&Religion: Positive or negative effect on my Life?
  • Empowerment rituals: create interfaith blessings together
  • LesBian Positive networking: Meet, discuss, enjoy with HIV+ African (migrant) LesBians
  • Ask-our-nurses-what-you-never-dared-to-ask-your-doctor
  • Ask-our-lawyers-what-requesting-asylum-means-in-The-Netherlands
  • EVERY DAY: We-are-Family - free hugs

Check for our detailed program our website. And come and visit us during AIDS2018! Our networking zone is located quite near to the main stage in the Global Village: our booth number is 503. See you there!

On Wednesday 25 July, we also offer a parallel session for the (HIV-negative) partners of HIV+ African women. It will be the first time that these men will meet each other and can exchange experiences!

On Wednesday 25 July, we also offer a parallel session for Positive Brothers. They will meet at 13.30 hrs. and explore the Global Village together.

For professionals we offer for example the following activities:

  • Networking for peer councelling professionals: Africa-based community leaders/professionals working in peer-councelling projects meet their Western colleagues
  • Meet-the-experts: Follow-up of Workshop on Positive Sisters Project scheduled at Global Village

Workshop Positive Sisters:

On Monday 23 July, the first day of AIDS2018, we present a workshop in the Youth Pavillion (15.30 – 17.00 hrs):

Title:
The Positive Sisters Project: A successful Dutch peer-project for HIV-positive migrant women with an holistic approach. Workshop on its success factors and planning your own action!

Description
Objectives: “I will live! I take my medication! I continue with my life; HIV is not the end!” - *the three pillars of the Positive Sisters Project.