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Weʼre raising £2,000 to cover travel and event production costs for the Catwalk4Power event which will be seen this July at AIDS2018 in Amsterdam.

London, UK
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The Catwalk4Power project is a community-building initiative, led by Positively UK Women and Act Up London Women with a focus on how HIV/AIDS impacts on women’s lives. The activism generated by this community group, raises public awareness about HIV stigma, inequality, and power. This is done through the framework of fashion and carries a strong political message while recognising the resilience and strength that women living with HIV can be empowered with.

“The Catwalk4Power opportunity enabled me to embrace a part of me that I hadn’t been considering. It reminded me that I am a woman who can be empowered to do great things and so I got fully involved with this project and was rewarded with renewed self-esteem and a greater circle of supportive friendships. I can’t explain enough, how important this has been to me, a Mum of three, who hasn’t always found it easy to participate.” 
 (‘Gift’, Catwalk4Power participant, London)

Having launched a successful catwalk event on the eve of International Women’s Day this year, we will now attend the foremost conference on HIV/AIDS, ‘AIDS2018’ in Amsterdam. To help us achieve this goal, we seek and appreciate your kind donations.

It’s important we attend this conference and build the Catwalk4Power event there because women are often overlooked across HIV discourses and they struggle to find support. Women face recurring marginalisation and this impacts their ability to attain a good quality of life and self-fulfilment. Consider this in the context of these figures: globally, over one-half of people living with HIV are women and girls. Across Europe, 30 percent of people living with HIV are women and in the United Kingdom over a quarter of all people living with HIV are women.

The initial workshop series and catwalk event invigorated dialogue on the issues women living with HIV face and it grew strong community support. We hope that we can progress further in Amsterdam and beyond, bringing women to the forefront of HIV/AIDS awareness.

We are thankful for your support.

#Catwalk4Power #ThePowerIsOurs #AmandlaAwethu

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  • Catwalk 4Power17 days ago
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    17 days ago

    The Catwalk4Power event on 24 July was the first time the project performed and spoke on a major international platform, at AIDS2018. It was a great success! Our panel of speakers spoke eloquently of joining up a pan-European network of women and of the issues that women living with HIV face. We drew a crowd and audience participation was enthusiastic. Feedback form those who sat or with standing room only was extremely encouraging. We are so proud. More will be written on the process and event. This note is to update you and again say thanks.

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  • Catwalk 4Power23 days ago
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    Catwalk 4Power

    23 days ago

    Today the #Catwalk4Power project will go on stage in the Youth Pavilion Session Rm of the Global Village, RAI Cntr, Amsterdam. If you are in this great city, please join us at 11am. Here, we have an international platform to raise awareness of the issues that women living with HIV face. Bridge-building across nations is so important. We are reminded of those left behind due to power inequalities. We send love today to our sisters who are invisible, hidden by HIV stigma. #ThePowerIsOurs

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  • Catwalk 4Power25 days ago
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    25 days ago

    There’s a Catwalk4Power stall today at Greenwich Market. Loads of new printed T-shirts and accessories available. Visit the crew there to make a purchase. Funds raised go toward the Amsterdam fundraising mission.

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Page last updated on: 7/30/2018 1:53 PM

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38

  • Vanessa Simon

    Vanessa Simon

    Jul 22, 2018

    Proud to support my friend in an initiative that is empowering and supporting women x

    £50.00

  • Hywel Davies

    Hywel Davies

    Jul 20, 2018

    £100.00

  • Jenny

    Jenny

    Jul 20, 2018

    Best of luck, sounds like a great event :)

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 19, 2018

  • Amy P

    Amy P

    Jul 18, 2018

    Saw you at the Greenwich market this weekend and thought your work was great. Good luck in Amsterdam! x

    £15.00

  • Ben Gumbie

    Ben Gumbie

    Jul 18, 2018

    Amazing inspiring message.

  • Simon Gent

    Simon Gent

    Jul 18, 2018

    Good luck 'strutting your stuff' in Amsterdam!

    £20.00

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