Women's rights

It’s been a long time since you have heard from this “Girl Like Me,” but I’m still here, still being an avid activist, refusing to let adversity keep me down. And dear friends, if there is ONE thing...
Submitted on Jun 4, 2014
Martha E. Lang is an educator, researcher, activist and long term survivor of HIV/AIDS. She holds a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology. She has taught and spoken widely on issues related to HIV/AIDS...
Submitted on May 2, 2014
Hi, I am 44 years old living in Colorado, and was diagnosed with HIV at the age of 19 way back in 1989. I grew up on the east coast and life was not easy or simple for me as a child. I am a survivor...
Submitted on Mar 17, 2014
“Jyoti, I want to marry you, and this time I am sure of it.” I looked at him, not believing a word. Marry me? An HIV-positive woman? When he couldn’t commit to me for the whole two and half years we...
Submitted on Oct 25, 2013
How do people claim to love women and their kids when they abuse them? That’s a question I keep asking myself but I never got the right answer for it and it really needs one good answer. Most of the...
Submitted on Jul 26, 2013
Helena Nangombe is a 27 year old young woman who has been living with HIV, standing as a strong survivor of sexual abuse. Helena is extremely ambitious and self-motivated as a youth advocate. She is...
Submitted on Jul 15, 2013
As you may know, when The Well Project was founded in 2002, it became the first resource of its kind - providing desperately needed information about HIV and women. Much has evolved since 2002 in...
Submitted on Jul 10, 2013
To honor the amazing leadership, advocacy and work of The Well Project Founder (and first A Girl Like Me blogger), Dawn Averitt, we would like to share this note from her brother and Co-Founder,...
Submitted on Jun 28, 2013
Well, I was told by someone that made a comment on my pic and my personal Facebook profile (which is this one) that although they admired my work and spirit, I shouldn't make HIV so "Fashionista." He...
Submitted on May 28, 2013
Register now for The Well Project's very first international A Girl Like Me conference call/web chat on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 10:00 am ET in honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness...
Submitted on Mar 1, 2013

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