More than a decade after The Well Project was founded in 2002, it seemed prudent to ask ourselves some challenging questions: Are we helping women around the world? What is our impact? Are we filling an unmet need?
We had many discussions with our stakeholders, including users, bloggers, partners, supporters, and advisors. We learned that while much has changed, some things have not. Women around the world remain profoundly and uniquely affected by HIV. A lack of access to information exacerbates and perpetuates HIV infection among women and girls. As they increasingly access technology through computers and mobile phones, the need for easy-to-understand, accurate, current information on HIV/AIDS written for and focused specifically on women and girls remains vital.
We also learned that our users want more social interactivity and better functionality. And so we devoted 2013 to mapping our future: reinforcing our foundation, assessing our impact, maximizing our resources, and expanding our global footprint. We are very excited to share our 2013 accomplishments -- without you, none of what we do would be possible.