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W4W

Women4Women is a project in partnership with Positive East, Queen Mary University of London and Barts NHS Trust.

Positive East leads the project,  which aims to raise awareness of and increase the uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis, know as PrEP, by women of black African descent.

The W4W takes an asset-based community development approach through skilling up black women of African descent. The women will lead on the work, gaining insight and address the gaps in community knowledge and awareness.  We are doing this by:

  • Training 30 volunteer women of Black African descent, as sexual & reproductive health, and HIV Community Champions.
  • Gaining community insight about the barriers to accessing PrEP.
  • Develop 2 women from amongst the 30, by training them in knowledge gained for the in-depth community research skills.
  • Deliver focus groups and interviews.
  • The Champions will be equipped and trained in how to share knowledge, gained from this insight, within their informal community networks.
  • Using online platforms to equip people with the skills and knowledge in overcoming the barriers and promote PrEP.
  • Start to develop an HIV Peer Research Academy.

Participating Boroughs:

  • Tower Hamlets
  • Newham
  • Redbridge
  • Waltham Forest
  • Hackney 

Timeline: W4W concludes at the end of June 2022.

Are you interested in training to be a sexual & reproductive health and HIV Community Champion? If so, please complete the Volunteer application form and return to maria.kubler@positiveeast.org.uk

Contact details for further information about W4W:

W4W@positiveeast.org.uk

Pamela.menzies-banton@positiveeast.org.uk

Pamโ€™s direct line: (Mon-Thurs only) Tel: 020 3994 9449