National Day of Women Living with HIV Australia
Help breakdown the social stigma surrounding HIV.
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The purpose of the National Day of Women Living with HIV (WLHIV) Australia is to raise awareness of the plight of women living with HIV and give them the opportunity to meet with their peers and benefit from mutual help and support.
What is the National Day of WLHIV Australia?
An initiative of the National Network of Women Living with HIV (Femfatales), the inaugural National Day of WLHIV Australia was held on 9 March 2016. All women living with HIV in Australia were invited to host a morning tea in their homes or workplaces so they could connect with other women living with HIV in their area.
The morning tea was also a fundraiser, with donations going towards addressing and removing the stigma associated with HIV and providing a safe place for women living with HIV where they could be supported and nurtured.
What’s happening in 2021?
The National Day of Women Living with HIV Australia takes place on 9 March every year. Women are encouraged to organise morning teas early to take advantage of available speakers and to RSVP as many participants as possible.
How can I get involved?
The National Day of Women Living with HIV Australia is your chance to make a real difference. If you are a woman living with HIV, or know someone who is, organising a morning tea at your home or workplace is an easy way to get involved.
You can hold an event at home or in a hired venue. Make sure you’ve got adequate beverages and finger food for your guests and you may wish to book a speaker through the Positive Speakers Bureau. This organisation has been a voice for people with HIV since 1988 and its speakers have real-life experience of living with and overcoming the stigma of HIV.
Femfatales can also assist you with your event by providing ideas, promotional material and information and you can find out more about the National Day of WLHIV Australia on their website.
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