POSTED BY 60milliongirls | Jun, 08, 2012 |

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Women are being infected with HIV/AIDS than more than men. Issues of care and treatment impact young girls and women more than other groups. And African women in particular have to deal with the impact of this pandemic.

And yet, African women’s voices are conspicuously absent from the discussion and decision-making in issues of HIV/AIDS, and other crucial issues that affect them.

In this fascinating TEDx talk, Theo Sowa sheds some light on why that is, and shares the names and stories of some women you should know about, who are doing incredible work in HIV/AIDS activism and maternal health and child health, pulling women out of poverty, and changing their communities and the future of their respective countries.

TAGS : AIDS Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi Felicia Darkwa Giselle Yitamben Hilda Tadria HIV Ida Mukaka Joanna Foster Pan-African Women’s Rights Grantmaking Organization poverty Stephen Lewis Foundation TEDx video Zambia

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