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Positive Women's Network’s core program is establishing support groups, where women living with or impacted by HIV/AIDS come and engage in a safe space with other women to share their experiences and feelings on issues prevalent in their lives. IDEX's Katherine Zavala visited as they were planning activities for "16 Days of Activism." Activities will include HIV/AIDS treatment literacy, awareness around the link between HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer, and awareness on violence against women.

IDEX Program Manager of Grassroots Alliances journeyed to South Africa to visit Women's Net, a Catalyst Grantee. The goal of Women’s Net is to strengthen women and girls movements for social change through the use of information communication tools and advocacy that promotes access, the right to information and freedom of expression.

After her site visit to Mexico, Program Manager of Grassroots Alliances was extremely impressed by the indigenous women of Ñepi Behña. Since forming the cooperative, the women members have thrived in business, started savings groups and a fair trade initiative. In fact, research shows that a women multiplies the impact of an investment made in her future by extending benefits to the world around her, creating a better life for her family and building a stronger community.

IDEX Executive Director Vini Bhansali spoke with members of ISMU (Institute for Overcoming Urban Poverty) who have created a new recycled handicraft initiative. These women have made lamps, toys, purses, and outfits out of recycled urban waste.

IDEX Executive Director Vini Bhansali reports from Guatemala, where she visited with IDEX partner Asociación para la Promoción de la Salud y el Desarrollo Socio Económico (APROSADSE)