ADVOCACY ON SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS
Women and girls are especially vulnerable to HIV infection due to a host of biological, social, cultural and economic reasons. For instance, women and girls find themselves as people infected with HIV, as mothers of children infected, and as carers of partners, parents or orphans with AIDs. Evidently, women are often blamed for bringing HIV into the family. This triggers the element of individual stigmatization and discrimination of women and girls living with HIV. Thus, HIV positive women and girls need to be supported to make their own reproductive choices, acquire skills to negotiate for safer sex and be entitled to inheritance rights.
Through the established support groups at the grassroots, FAASIK empowers the women and girls by training them on sexual and reproductive health rights. Further, FAASIK advocates for the meaningful involvement of positive women at all levels of policy and programming around the areas of HIV/AIDs and sexual and reproductive health rights. Also, FAASIK conducts advocacy campaigns in order to enhance changes or modification of social cultural practices which contribute to the vulnerability of women such as wife inheritance. In addition, FAASIK advocate for women rights towards employment and acquiring assets of their deceased husbands.