Blog for a Cause: Examples to Help You Make the Most of your Online Journal

Maria Jett
Posted September 10, 2007 from United States

Passionate about a cause? Dedicate your personal journal to that topic or visit our Collaboration Room ( to start an ongoing discussion group.

If you are unsure of what online activism looks like, take a moment to browse the terrific examples below, provided by the Global AIDS Alliance (

  • GAA Senior Policy Officer Lisa Schechtman spent two weeks in Rwanda in early June, working with local service providers to develop a Global Fund proposal to integrate HIV and sexual and reproductive health services. Click here to read Lisa's blog:

    • In late April, GAA Grassroots Coordinator Mary Peterson and Communications Director David Bryden coordinated a speaker tour with South African activist Monalisa Ngqisha of the Treatment Action Campaign that focused on the impact of US policy on efforts to address violence against women and its links to HIV/AIDS. Click here to read Mary's blog:

    • GAA Executive Director Paul Zeitz spent two weeks in South Africa and Rwanda in February 2007, in-depth fact-finding mission on the state of the response to the crisis of violence against women—a key driver and consequence of HIV/AIDS. Paul met with leaders of the Treatment Action Campaign, attended the inauguration of Friends of the Global Fund Africa, and visited a number of clinics that are helping women affected by HIV and violence. Click here to read Paul's blog:

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janet kabugua
Mar 07, 2009
Mar 07, 2009

am so greatful to know that women no matter the situation they face they can help other women. just a few months ago i happpen to attend a meeting involving youth and i was so moved by a story shared by one of the women living with HIV in Embu district that is within my locality in Kenya despite being discriminated at first she has helped many other women realise how important it is to share and accept youself. right now am looking forward to helping other women who are like her by sharing ideas and starting a project that will help them get some income. they will be making some mats, cards drawing and also growing some seedlings i will train them how to go about. i will also help them get market by looking for customers. what i believe is us as women we are called to help each other and help develop society and bring positive change. with a great spirit open mind and taking massive action it is possible.