What’s Happening at PWI

Launch of More to Me; a video poem for International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day this year Positive Women Inc launched a very special video poem for its members and women living with HIV all around the world. A unique and moving insight on what it is really like to be a woman living with HIV and how those three letters...

Annual Auckland Pride Parade 2018

The annual Auckland Pride Parade this year was full of all the things that make this event a festival to remember: love, joy, hope and celebration. It is always such a joy to be a part of this parade and to lend our presence to the universal language of love....

Preps afoot for International Women’s Day

March 8 is a day of celebration for the feminine all over the world. It is a time to truly acknowledge the strength and power that is woman. Also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace, this is a date solely marked to remember...

Puawai 2017 was a show to remember

The third annual Puawai festival was in a league all of its own. A commitment to togetherness, love and hope the week long festivities held laughter, fun, education, empowerment and a little bit of raunchy awareness Auckland was treated to a spectacular week of shows, workshops, performances and community magic...

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,...