Presentation of Olena Stryzhak, Head of the "Positive Women", Ukraine

Direct speech

I was born and live in the small town of Cherkasy, in Ukraine. 16 years ago I learned that I have HIV. I personally know and understand what stigma and discrimination are.

 Виступ Олени Стрижак, Голова правління "Позитивні жінки" Україна

Despite this, my native town of Cherkasy was the first in Ukraine that was able to receive funding from the municipal budget for programs to care for and support children living with HIV after the funding from the Global Fund was cut off for programs that support women and children.