A group of girls celebrate at a Ramadan parade in Ngawi regency, East Java, Indonesia.
(photo by PCV Daniel Paulk - ID5)
“Despite having a relatively large population of deaf in Ghana, there is still very little awareness about deaf culture and extremely high levels of stigmatization. The deaf experience isolation and discrimination in their communities and even their own families.”
Peace Corps Volunteer Lauren Corke
"This mother was one of the first women in my village to receive PMTC (Preventing Mother to Child Transmission) treatments. She is HIV positive and her baby Ausi Bonolo was born HIV negative. This photo was taken in a remote mountainous district of Lesotho, where over 23% of the population is infected with HIV/AIDS. With the increase health care opportunities in Lesotho, help of HIV support groups and village health care workers, Ausi Bonolo has a greater chance of growing up in an AIDS-free generation." - Peace Corps HIV/AIDS Volunteer Pamela Rogers
AIDS-Free Generation Photo Contest - First Place - Reducing/Eliminating Stigma and Discrimination
Fatima’s Gift by Peace Corps Volunteer Molly Green (Morocco, 2011–2013)
A student in Morocco holds some of the ribbons that were distributed during a local music festival. Volunteers, a Moroccan HIV/AIDS organization, and local high school students conducted outreach and HIV testing.
Peace Corps Volunteers work with PEPFAR (the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) around the world to bring about the reality of an AIDS-Free Generation. Check out this infographic to learn more about PEPFAR
“Without proper access to clean water, community members often suffer from nutritional deficiencies and waterborne diseases. For millions of people living in developing countries like Togo, these conditions are everyday realities that inhibit their ability to work, pursue an education or raise a family. Access to clean water is not only the basis of reducing poverty and illness; it is the foundation of a productive and fully functioning community.”
- Peace Corps Health Volunteer Danielle Maisano