Caregivers and Other Grassroots Women Speak Out on MDGs at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York

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Caregivers and other grassroots leaders speak out on MDGs

Caregivers and other grassroots leaders speak out on MDGs

“No grassroots, no development,” said Limota Goroso Giwa of IWCC Nigeria, a member of the pan-African Home Based Care Alliance, during the CSW Parallel Event at the United Nations entitled Securing Grassroots Women, Securing Development: Gains, Gaps and Lessons from the MDGs.  As a grassroots activist and caregiver working for recognition of women’s work and home-based care, Limota experienced firsthand the flaws in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Despite the overall objective of reducing poverty, the MDGs failed to meaningfully involve poor communities, and especially grassroots women, in the process. At the MDG Speakout event, Limota provided recommendations for moving forward in a new global development framework. “The issue now is that if the grassroots women are not there, who is going to do it? If our capacity is not built, who is going to do it? If we are not in the system, who is going to work for us? If we are not there nobody will be there for you. We are there in the community.” Continue reading

World AIDS Day Video: Recognize, Prioritize, Formalize Grassroots Caregivers

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In honor of World AIDS Day, the Home-Based Care Alliance is proud to present this 10-minute video where home-based caregivers tell their personal stories of fighting for global recognition for their contributions to the global AIDS response. These women leaders traveled to Washington, D.C. this past July to attend the International AIDS Conference and Grassroots AIDS Academy. Get a glimpse behind the scenes and meet some of our Home-Based Care Alliance members. Please watch and share this video with your family, friends and networks to bring awareness to the work that grassroots women are doing to take care of their communities infected and affected by HIV & AIDS

Recognize, Prioritize, Formalize Grassroots Caregivers from Huairou Commission on Vimeo.