On Thursday, November 14, 2013, D.C. Appleseed released its eighth annual report on the District of Columbia’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The report noted that while progress has been made in D.C., the epidemic still has a “profound” impact on D.C.
HIV/AIDS and Access to Safe Abortion Services
A Response to Senator Graham’s Abortion Ban
On October 26 TWC walked the walk to honor women and girls living with and at-risk for HIV and our sisters who have passed from the disease but are not forgotten. TWC particpated thanks to the leadership of new Board member Annette Somerville, and Youth Prevention Program Team Leader, Chantil Thomas.
On Saturday, October 26, 2013 TWC is participating in AIDS Walk to make our voices heard and to help end this disease forever. We want better for women, girls, families and our community who face the devastation of this epidemic every day.
This year we are Walking the Walk!
During the month of October, we stand in solidarity with our sisters in demanding an end to violence against women. Domestic Violence Awareness Month provides us an opportunity to renew our efforts to address all violence against women and girls.
On October 5th from 9 am to 4 pm we will be presenting an Intergenerational Retreat for women and girls ages 13 or older. This day-long retreat will focus on a variety of hot topics such as personal values, communication, HIV 101, and sexual and reproductive health.
On September 16, 2013 advocates around the world will celebrate the female condom - the only receptive partner initiated barrier method that protects against HIV, STIs, and unintended pregnancy. However, awareness of and access to this method has been limited among potential users and providers alike.
The Women’s Collective is proud to be selected as 1 of 9 awardees of the AIDS.gov Microfund Program. This grant will allow TWC to create D.C’s first ever comprehensive ‘Digital Community Outreach Plan’, specifically for low-income African-American women and girls.