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£1,300raised of £2,000 target by 38 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,300 to cover travel and event production costs for the Catwalk4Power event which will be seen this July at AIDS2018 in Amsterdam.

    London, UK
    Funded on Friday, 31st August 2018

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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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      • Vanessa Simon

        Vanessa Simon

        Jul 22, 2018

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


      • Hywel Davies

        Hywel Davies

        Jul 20, 2018


      • Jenny


        Jul 20, 2018

        Best of luck, sounds like a great event :)


      • 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


      • Ben Gumbie

        Ben Gumbie

        Jul 18, 2018

        Amazing inspiring message.

      • Simon Gent

        Simon Gent

        Jul 18, 2018

        Good luck 'strutting your stuff' in Amsterdam!


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