Launch of our new STREAM Network

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International Human Rights Day 2022

Today we are thrilled to celebrate International Human Rights Day 2022 with the launch of our new STREAM Network.

STREAM stands for Stepping Stones Trainers Engaging with Activist Movements.

The STREAM Network has been created out of a strategic planning meeting hosted by our wonderful colleagues at Positive Young Women Voices in Nairobi, Kenya in late September and early October 2022.

The STREAM Network Strategic Plan 2023 – 2027 highlights intergenerational solidarity and how it can be harnessed to end violence against adolescent girls and young women and to achieve our SRHR.

Within our communities, we all recognise how the vicious cycle of VAW and VAC are both causes as well as consequences of HIV. These slow down, reduce – and often prevent – women’s and children’s realisation of their SRHR.

The Nairobi meeting brought together feminist women’s rights activists who are all women living with HIV, from Argentina, Cameroon, India, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, UK/Ireland and Zimbabwe; as well as long-term Stepping Stones female and male practitioners from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The meeting comprised 42 participants altogether, with an age-range stretching from our mid-twenties to our late seventies. Together we resolved to join our diverse experiences, knowledge, skills and passions together to create the STREAM Network.

The STREAM Network workshop was developed by Positive Young Women Voices, CFAR-Uganda and Salamander Trust. Many thanks to UNAIDS for funding this initiative.