The HIV/AIDS epidemic poses significant challenges to Kenya as a low-income country. Women and girls are more susceptible than men and boys to infection from HIV due to biological factors and gender norms that may also have an impact on HIV transmission. As the world grapple with HIV, it is the women that provide care across the world. The epidemic sentinatel surveillance data has primarily been generated by working with women.
We have perfected our existence as WOFAK, not only by caring for the infected woman and girls and communities, but have gone step further to ensure that the capacities of our members are enhanced. We have launched leadership development at the community level. The rationale behind this strategy is that effective and meaningful leaders should be inclusive of all the minority and special interest groups. Our desire is to ensure that women living with HIV contest leadership positions as opposed to just care and support, without fear of discrimination. At the same time we are enhancing income generating activities for members to ensure their sustainability.
In preparing for the 2013 general elections, the WOFAK will train community resource persons, both men and women whose mandate shall include mobilizing support for the HIV living positive women and other women’s leadership in the run up to the election. We believe it is time to strengthen deeper and more progressive understanding of networking and collaboration with other relevant bodies within and outside Kenya. Networking has huge opportunity to shape and fight against HIV and contribute powerfully to civil society voices for sustainable financing for our course.
The WOFAK shall continue serving the communities and ensure that leadership is enhanced amongst the women. We do appreciate the development partners, donors, collaborators and well wishers for the support; financially, technically, emotionally and materially. Without you, we would not have reached this far. We are also grateful to our members for the support and commitment to our course. $page->ID;