EVENT DATE: May 02, 2016
Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases (WORLD) is bringing together a delegation of clients and staff to head to The International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. The conference will be a unique and life-changing opportunity for the WORLD clients by going to the largest gathering globally on any one health issue and the one health issue that impacts their daily lives. The delegation will be able to hear world experts on the science and research, community efforts and future paths of the disease that impacts them. They'll be able to bring back more knowledge to their local community and continue to make an impact through education, advocacy and policy, direct service. But they need your help! The trip to South Africa is not accessible to all of the delegation, as just a flight to South Africa is over $2000! And WORLD is a small organization and so can not cover the costs of the trip. But the delegation is determined to go so they are asking for your help to send them to an experience that will change their life. WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases), founded in 1991, was created to fill a gap. When virtually no services were available for women living with HIV, WORLD brought women together in support, solidarity, and recognition of the fact that women were living with HIV and women’s realities were hidden in the shadows of the epidemic. More than 30 years into the HIV epidemic, WORLD remains a crucial organizing force of women living with and/or affected by HIV working in partnership with a broad community of support. WORLD’s motto is “You are not alone” and WORLD as an agency also knows we are not alone. WORLD prioritizes close connections to allied agencies and supporters, and remains here as always with arms outstretched to both request and offer support. The WORLD office is located in Oakland, California and holds connections to national and international support networks.