As we approach World AIDS Day on December 1st, the latest issue of Salt and Light focuses on the ACET family's work in HIV prevention and care. Click the headings below to read more about what is happening in different countries, or read the newsletter in its entirety by clicking the following PDF link:
World AIDS Day: leaving no one behind
The theme for this year's UNAIDS World AIDS Day is 'communities.' In three countries most affected by the pandemic, acet UK’s international partners, ACET Nigeria, ACET DRC and the Nehemiah Project, Zimbabwe are embedded within communities that are affected by HIV. Read more.
HIV in the UKRead more.
The economic crisis in Zimbabwe means unemployment is around 90%, with 63% of households living below the poverty line. As a result, the country has seen growth in informal labour including sex work. Read how the Nehemiah Project is helping the most vulnerable women and girls protect themselves from HIV and find alternative ways to make a living.Read about what ACET Nigeria is doing to tackle the drivers of HIV.
Read how ACET DRC are challenging harmful norms, including gender inequality and sexual violence, by providing relationships and sex education sessions for young people in schools and life skills clubs, and offering counselling for survivors of sexual violence at their 'listening centres.'Read more.