Postive about life

Many young girls in Kyrgyzstan face sexual abuse and often end up pregnant or kicked out of the house. They remain uneducated and in menial jobs, continuing to face the same kind of victimisation as adults. After years of mistreatment and the burden of supporting their families in difficult circumstances, these women are vulnerable and have low self-esteem. The activities of the three Dorcas Ministries—named after the woman in the Bible from Joppa named Dorcas (Acts 9:36)—are designed to make a difference in the lives of silently suffering women. 

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Hope transmitted. HopeXchanged.

2016 ended on a high with the HopeXchange. For five days, 25 leaders of various AIDSLink ministries from 17 Nations gathered together.

So what happens at a HopeXchange?

In the lead up to the event, the decision was made to do away with the usual format of PowerPoint presentations (they often cause participants much stress), but instead give time for people to simply share stories. No one was disappointed. The raw honesty of those who shared set this ‘story time’ apart.

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Confronting Stigma in the Villages of Nepal

A few weeks ago our AIDSLink Nepal team took a trip to the far west of the country to conduct HIV awareness workshops. The gruelling bus trip there took 48 hours!

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Saving Lives and Restoring Dignity

Almost a month ago a nurse asked me to go and visit a patient who had just been diagnosed with HIV. She didn’t tell me anything about her. When I got there the patient had lots of problems. Her CD4, which measures her immune system, was only 15 and she had horrible smelly wounds in her vagina. She was in incredible pain and couldn’t walk at all.

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Being a Light in the Prisons of Belarus

The Channels of Hope training programme has opened doors in a prison for a participant from Belarus.

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