Stop discrimination to rural single women HIV affected

IZERIMANA Sandrine
Posted April 11, 2021 from Burundi
Stop the discrimination to rural single mothers HIV affected

I have been experiencing discrimination of rural single mothers affected by HIV/AIDS by local authorities and other surrounding people. The main reason is poverty which makes them be stigmatized. It is very chocking to see mothers being discriminated by those who would help them overcome those plights.

I have undertaken the initiatives of sensitization and awareness session to the single mothers and later on I will start advocacy to make sure those mothers are saved from this social discrimination.

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IZERIMANA Sandrine
Apr 11
Apr 11

Keep up speaking for those angels.

Nini Mappo
Apr 12
Apr 12

Hello Sandrine,
A very warm welcome to World Pulse. It is a life-giving work that you are doing, because supporting these women and helping to remove the discrimination strengthens them, their families, and their community at large. Well-done for seeing the need and responding to it with the resources you have...knowledge. It is an encouragement to read of your work. We look forward to hear more about yourself and your initiative in your future posts. It's good to have a sister from Burundi with a strong voice and hands on approach to community issues join this sisterhood.
Stay safe and hopeful.

KABAHENDA KIGGUNDU
Apr 12
Apr 12

Dear Sandrine,
Welcome to World Pulse! It is heart-breaking to read about the stigma and discrimination that poor rural women in Burundi are experiencing.

It is also a blessing to have women like you who are caring, passionate and committed to improving the lives of affected women through your work of awareness rising.
HIV-AIDs is a disease like ay other disease and there is nothing to be ashamed of. The disease has been with us for almost 40 years now and it

KABAHENDA KIGGUNDU
Apr 12
Apr 12

The disease has been with you for almost 40 years.
With anti-retroviral drugs, social support and counselling, several people in Africa are leading happy
and productive lives.

What you are doing is commendable. By speaking out, you help reduce the stigma and discrimination against people with HIV-AIDS.

I encourage you to keep up the good work. All the best.

Beth Lacey
Apr 16
Apr 16

Welcome to World Pulse! I wish you much progress in your work