The staff of the International Women's Health Coalition has shot and edited more than 30 short videos, which can all be viewed on our YouTube Channel. Feel free to share the videos with people you know, embed them on your blog, or share them with your online social networks.
Here are a few of our favorites!
"I As a Woman": Discrimination & Empowerment in Cameroun
"On my own, I could not fight the fight...SWAAC Cameroun...made me understand that I as a woman have to fight for my rights."These are the words of Joy, a widow whose experience of stigma and discrimination after her husband's death resulted in her loss of strength and economic independence.
In this video, she tells the story
of how she empowered herself to overcome these obstacles, with the
support of the Society for Women and AIDS in Africa-Cameroun (SWAAC).
SWAAC is a Pan-African, non-governmental, non-sectarian, and non-profit organization based in Cameroun. It is a women's organization working in collaboration with men to promote the health of African women by identifying causes and effects of HIV and AIDS.
Make the health and rights of women and young people a global priority
The International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) responds to United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki Moon's question: "If you had the opportunity to speak to the world leaders, what would you say?" Our staff and partners from around the world give their answers.
SANGRAM: Sex Workers' Rights Are Human Rights
Based in a rural community in Indias Maharashtra State, SANGRAM
works to ensure equal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care
and support: Over 6,000 women in rural India have participated in HIV
testing as a result of these efforts. Drawing on 15 years of work to
empower marginalized communities to claim their rights, SANGRAM is
becoming an increasingly strong advocate nationally, and globally for
health policies and programs that are responsive to the real-life needs
of local communities.
Female Condoms: Demand and Distribution
With the FDA approval of the new female condom (FC2) in the
United States, there has been a lot of press about the advantages and
challenges of female condoms. The biggest complaints that remain since
the original female condom (FC) went on the market in 1993 are: FCs are
too expensive and women don't really want to use them.
Ingrid Agouak on HIV Criminalization
Ingrid Agouak is a youth member of the Association de Lutte Contre Les Violences Faites Aux Femmes (ALVF) in Cameroun. This interview about the criminalization of HIV and parental consent for HIV testing was shot by IWHC staff member Jen Wilen while they were in Kribi, Cameroun for an advocacy training.
IWHC Partner Bafana Khumalo Discusses the Movement for Gender Equity in South Africa
Bafana Khumalo of South Africa's Sonke Gender Justice Network discusses the high prevalence of gender violence and HIV/AIDS in South Africa, the missing link in strategies to address these issues, and the new forms of leadership required to bring about true social change in his country.