Redistributing power

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Stories from women leading the fight against AIDS

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Cynthia Powell, Eva V. Cantrell, Reshma Trasi

In 2006, the “Advancing Women’s Leadership and Advocacy for AIDS Action” initiative was launched to equip and empower a cadre of women from around the world with the knowledge and skills to strengthen and lead the global response to AIDS. Implemented by a consortium led by the Centre for Development and Population Activities and including the International Center for Research on Women, the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS and the National Minority AIDS Council, the initiative consisted of six global, regional and national workshops designed to enhance participants’ confidence and self-efficacy, strengthen their program management skills and expand their professional networks.

This publication profiles seven extraordinary women who passed through the program. From civil war-torn northern Uganda to the edge of the Rocky Mountains in the United States, these women leaders share their struggles, their evolution and the passion they have for empowering those around them.