Sunday, March 8 is International Women’s Day. This is an important moment for the OAN and its Members to stop and reflect on the leadership of HIV positive women in Ontario and the organizations that support them.

This year we’d like to recognize the work of Voices of Positive Women and the agency’s legacy of supporting HIV positive women in Ontario and building a generation powerful HIV positive women who are still leading today. Voices closed ten years ago and we must always remember the important work of this agency and its many contributions to our sector.

We would also like to recognize the work of the Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI), the Teresa Group, Africans in Partnership Against AIDS, Women’s Health in Women’s Hands, Maggie’s, the AIDS Committee of Ottawa, PASAN and many others for their excellent support of women living with HIV in Ontario. If you’d like to learn more about the ways that HIV affects the lives of women in Ontario check out this amazing WHAI resource here.