What’s Happening at PWI

Positive Women Inc hails the power of the female voice this HIV Awareness Week

Positive Women Inc has never been one to shy away from female empowerment and this HIV Awareness Week is no different. As part of the Puawai Festival – running across multiple events in Auckland from November 27 to December 2 – PWI will be hosting a series of workshops customised...

Preps under way for the upcoming Puawai Festival

It’s an exciting time for all of us here at PWI with preparations underway for World AIDS Awareness Week in the run-up to December 1st (World AIDS Day). This is the very first time that a collective effort is being put in by three organisations – Positive Women Inc, New...

PWI’s National Coordinator is now an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM)

Recognised for her tireless efforts working for women living with HIV in Aotearoa, PWI’s National Coordinator Jane Bruning, was awarded the distinction of becoming an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) on August 16, 2017. Dedicated to destigmatising a positive diagnosis and raising awareness about the key...

PWI at the University of Auckland’s Womensfest

It’s always a joy to do something fun and empowering for women. So when PWI was contacted to set up shop at the annual University of Auckland (UoA) Womensfest, we jumped at the chance! Thinking of this as just the right opportunity to reignite some steam in broader awareness and...

Fifth Annual HIV Women’s Seminar 2017

The mainstays of this year’s Annual HIV Women’s Seminar, which took place on June 23rd (at the gorgeous Sorrento in the park here in Auckland), were curbing stigma, staying updated with the latest in the world of HIV treatments, heartfelt personal stories, understanding how new refugees in New Zealand deal...

Paper Dolls Presented to Parliament

On Friday 7th March, Positive Women Inc. presented 200+ paper dolls in support of bringing female condoms to New Zealand to Labour MP Carol Beaumont. The presentation was made on the steps of Parliament early in the morning. This presentation marks the culmination of our three year long Paper Doll...

Positive Women Inc. marched in the 2015 Auckland Pride Parade

On Saturday 21st of February, a merry band of 20 ladies came together to represent PWI at the Pride Parade. The overall theme of the parade was Gods and Monsters so we dressed accordingly – the monsters representing stigma and discrimination, the Goddesses representing the sentiments of love, hope, solidarity,...

Cervical Screening

We are embarking on a new project/programme with Well-Women and Family Trust and NZAF Burnette Centre, offering free Cervical Screening for women living with HIV. The Well-Women and Family Trust have a contract with the MoH to provide cervical screening for hard to reach women. You can read more about...