Today Is Our 4th Annual Day of Action to End Violence Against Women Living with HIV. Here’s What You Can Do.

October 23, 2017 PW_DAYOFACTION_GRAPHICDid you know?
  • Women living with HIV are twice as likely to experience intimate partner violence (IPV) and five times as likely to experience lifetime sexual assault as the general population of women.
  • Data also shows that women of trans experience, who are the population most affected by HIV in the U.S., are at elevated risk for violent hate crimes, which all too often are deadly.
  • Disclosure of HIV status can increase vulnerability to violence, including tragic situations where women with HIV have been murdered following disclosure of their HIV status.
Positive Women’s Network – USA established October 23 as a Day of Action to End Violence Against Women Living with HIV in 2014 in the wake of at least two brutal murders of women following disclosure of their HIV status. Please sign on as an endorser of our Day of Action here if you have not already done so. 

Join us at 1pm EDT/10am PDT TODAY for an important live, online conversation. Unfortunately, 2017 has been filled with attacks on the already scant protections that can help women with HIV avoid or leave abusive relationships–Medicaid, social security, programs that provide economic, nutritional and housing assistance, and reproductive rights and access, to name just a few.

PWN-USA is committed to ending violence against women living with HIV by: supporting and empowering survivors of intimate partner violence; fighting the deadly stigma that fuels interpersonal violence; and advocating for just systems that will ensure economic security, human rights, and access for all women living with and vulnerable to HIV. Please sign on to endorse the Day of Action!

Here are a few more things you can do to support the Day of Action:

Thank you for your support and commitment to ending violence against women living with HIV!

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