• Via di San Gallicano, Rome, Italy
  • (39) 06 8992225
  • dream@santegidio.org

Promoting Women

DREAM is particularly focused on women, because of the importance of their role in the community.

The epidemic of HIV / AIDS has always seen in women the quintessential victim, even if they represent the core of the family and of the African society. Today, knowing that there is an effective therapy and that the HIV test result is not a declaration of early death, leads to a new awareness: women, marginal and marginalized also because of the disease, at the center of this revolution, represent the possibility to react and live the beginning of a new life. With them, the men, the village, neighbors and especially children, who are born healthy and are no longer orphans.

In DREAM women have chosen to help other patients. They are real testimonials that offer an irreplaceable support such as counseling, peer education and struggle against the stigma. The commitment and the testimony of many of these women brought thousands of people to therapy.

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KEYWORDS:

  • Home care
  • Raising awareness in the community and in the media about women's rights
  • Struggling against stigma and gender discrimination
  • Peer education to assist other women in the maternity wards
  • Education regarding weaning children
  • Improving adherence to treatment protocols