Poverty may lead to HIV, but HIV may also lead to poverty. PWN-USA takes a three-pronged approach to address economic justice issues by: 1) advocating for policies that give women more options to work and earn a livable wage with a flexibility that matches the realities of their lives, 2) creating economic opportunities for women living with HIV including connecting women to potential paid opportunities and 3) engaging in partnerships that provide tools and skills to achieve economic empowerment.
PWN-USA Tools and Resources:
- HIV Prevention Justice Economic Justice page, includes up to date talks, webinars, and resources including ways to advocate.
- National Working Positive Coalition, a coalition of individuals living with HIV, service providers, researchers, and advocates who are committed to improving the financial and personal well-being of individuals living with HIV and AIDS.
- Center for HIV Law and Policy Employment Resource page, updated information, resources, and blogs on employment for people living with HIV
- Lifting As We Climb: Women of Color, Wealth, and America’s Future, Insight: Center for Community Economic Development, Spring 2010
- NPR feature: Women of Color Lag Behind in Wealth, August 11, 2010