Hello PulseWire members,
Welcome to the WNZ!! - our new virtual Women's Networking Zone for HIV/AIDS topics and cross-issue discussions on PulseWire! We're excited by this new online tool to help us work together and discuss critical issues and challenges and opporunities we have as members of a growing, global, grassroots movement focused on HIV/AIDS and its impact on women and girls.
I'll be helping to jump start this online conversation, with my colleague Tyler Crone of Athena, and we'll be initial co-moderators. But we extend a warm invitation for you as new members to bring forward your thoughts, ideas and conversations. The WNZ is an open space for sharing our lives. work and visions, and we want it to be a safe space for all women to bring forward their ideas and input related to women and the HIV epidemic. We also welcome men who support women's empowerment and are ready to be leaders who support women.
We are particularly inviting HIV-positive women to join the WNZ, and to share the vision, experiences and needs of positive women and communities on the frontlines of HIV/AIDS. We plan to start by examining the recent Global Call to Action around HIV/AIDS and women that was issued by positive women and frontline groups at the recent Kenya 2007 Summit in Nairobi, and how we can move forward to develop a collective global agenda for change and specific strategies and actions that will empower women to respond and help strengthen our global movement.
Anne-christine d'Adesky, co-moderator, WNZ