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Dázon Dixon Diallo, MPH February 29, 2012.  “Only the Black woman can say ‘when and where I enter’, in the quiet, undisputed dignity of my womanhood,

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1 Dázon Dixon Diallo, MPH February 29, 2012

2  “Only the Black woman can say ‘when and where I enter’, in the quiet, undisputed dignity of my womanhood, without violence and without suing or special patronage, then and there the whole…race enters with me.”  - Anna Julia Cooper (1858 – 1964)

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5  To eradicate the impact of HIV/AIDS and other reproductive health challenges upon women and their families through education, prevention, support, research and human rights advocacy in the United States and around the world.

6  Founded July 1989  Metropolitan Atlanta, GA – 25 County Area  11 Full time, 3 Part time  Serve over 5,000 women, men & youth per year  2+1 Office locations  Annual Budget $1,021,960

7 Women-centered, feminist-based Human Rights & Reproductive Justice Lived Experiences/Power of Own Story Respect & Acknowledge Women’s Sexuality and Sexual Rights Non-judgmental BUT Honest & Candid Innovative, Intersectional, Interrelated & Interdependent

8 Behavior Individual Community Government & Industry Society

9 Emory ‘s ISIS & Brothers Teams Learn Healthy Love

10 Combination HIV Prevention for Women Vaccine PrEP Harm reduction Microbicides Male Medical Circumcision Test and Treat PMTCT Education Condoms Partners in PrEP Social & Structural Change Drug/alcohol treatment Advocacy DEBIs Treatment as Prevention Harm reduction Violence Prevention Family Planning

11  Sexual & Social Behavior  Treatment as Prevention  PrEP  Microbicides  Female Condoms  Hormonal Contraception & other reproductive outcomes  Policy Impact on Health Outcomes  Community Engagement & Participation 11

12 HIV Vaccine Research Educators & Volunteers

13  Evidence-based behavioral prevention interventions  Community-level education and interventions  Gender inequities  Parity & Equity in resource distribution for services  Still need women controlled barrier methods including FC (invisible?) and microbicides  Advocacy for access to resources, research and representation (30 for 30 Campaign)

14 Del’Rosa - 24 years HIV+ Mom and Destiny - 17 years old HIV- Daughter

15  Increase women’s level of health & research literacy  Requires greater integration and incorporation of HIV, STD and Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights  Will strengthen bridge between women in the Deep South and Global South  Help us reach goals of NHAS faster?  Helps advance any advocacy on the intersection of Prevention & Treatment

16 Fransisca & Lacious – Microbicide Trial Volunteers

17  Increase investment in a specific pipeline for women’s HIV & Sexual/Reproductive Health Researchers  Invest in Pilot or Initiative to Promote CBPR among HIV & SRH organizations and institutions  Fund more integrated research that bridges behavior, social, biomedical, observational & community practice  Fund more high quality NON RCT research OR invest in more RCT+  Pay attention to Women – or Pay More Money Later.

18  Hindsight  Foresight  Vision  Wisdom  Experience  Moral Authority  Collective Voice National HIV Prevention Conference 2011: “Make Women Count” Demonstration

19  Disclosure  Prevention  Treatment and Care  Stigma & Discrimination  Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights  Human Rights  Advocacy  Policy & Research Stand Against AIDS – C2EA Caravan to US Presidential Debate

20  Strength  Resilience  Organizing  Resistance  Valuing Education  Fighting Oppression  Leadership  Sacrifice  Social Change

21  “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality; tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly…I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be…”  - Martin Luther King Jr ( )

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23  Producer, “The Hope Exhibition: A Day in the Life…”  Vivienne Naidoo, Global Campaign for Microbicides  Photographers  Dázon Dixon Diallo  Martha Rial  The Women Who Tell Their Stories & Take Action

24 Dázon Dixon Diallo, MPH Founder/President SisterLove Inc 3709 Bakers Ferry Rd, SW Atlanta, Georgia Office: Website:


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