Year in Review 2015

For several years now, the Foundation has been asserting that if only a critical mass of community-based organizations could receive adequate funding, they would turn the tide of HIV & AIDS in Africa. In 2015, we developed an innovative new Impact Assessment Framework to help tell this story. Our 2015 Year In Review marks the first major chronicling of this impact, using the new metric.

Community-Based Organizations: Fostering resilience to turn the tide of AIDS in Africa

This document provides concrete evidence that, with meaningful support, community-based organizations are indeed achieving powerful and lasting change. This one-year review of our partners’ efforts resonates with hope and purpose, and reaffirms the remarkable progress that is made when grassroots organizations receive the support they need.

The road is still long. With 1.2 million AIDS-related deaths last year, and 1.4 million new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa alone, there is still much to be done. But it is clear from this ‘snapshot’ of the herculean efforts of grassroots groups and people struggling to reclaim life and overcome the ravages of AIDS with dignity and dogged determination, that with the proper support and solidarity, they will prevail.

In 2015, the Foundation’s partnerships were focused on five areas: home-based healthcare, positive living, sexual violence and HIV & AIDS, children affected by AIDS, and grandmothers caring for orphaned children. In this annual review we take a closer look at the changes that have been supported in the lives of children, youth and grandmothers. In a region where roughly 17 million children have been orphaned by AIDS, and up to 60% are being cared for by their grandmothers, their fates and futures are inextricably entwined. 

News

Include women-led organizations in Canada’s reproductive health projects July 20, 2017

MUSIMBI KANYORO and THEO SOWA, The Globe and Mail

Dare To Wear Love Gala to Introduce Launch of Urgent Stephen Lewis Foundation LGBTQ Initiative May 5, 2017

Kim Hughes, SAMARITANMAG

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