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Positive Women Victoria are Recruiting


Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Peer Support Coordinator

Do you want to work in a dynamic organisation that supports and advocates for women?

Do you have a strong understanding of HIV prevention and treatment?

Positive Women Victoria is looking for a dynamic individual to support women living with HIV to reduce their isolation, enhance their community engagement and reach higher levels of wellbeing.

Our ideal candidate will have high level communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, good self-management and exemplary organisation skills. This is a varied role where empathy, flexibility and a ‘can do’ attitude are essential.

For more information about Positive Women Victoria please visit: www.positivewomen.org.au.

To view the position description go to www.positivewomen.org.au/about-pwv/employment-opportunities

For further information, please contact Alison Boughey on 9863 8749 or at: executiveofficer@positivewomen.org.au

Executive Officer
Positive Women Victoria
Suite 1, 111 Coventry Street
Southbank, Victoria 3006

Women’s Networking Zone 2014


Posted on Monday, July 15, 2013

July Update

The women’s networking zone (known as WNZ) will be a dynamic, fun, interactive informative, creative space for women to share their experiences, current work they are doing, ideas, and anything else at the international AIDS Conference 2014 in Melbourne.

Our Melbourne Planning group is slowly growing. In confidence, and numbers of women wanting to get involved with the WNZ. We have been having regular meetings with women from all walks of life, different organisations and different parts of the country.

We have established working groups (which will be the way women can get involved as we move forward). In the next update we will give you a breakdown of the working groups and ideas on how you might want to get involved. You are not limited to the working groups or ideas already formed, If you have an idea please come forth…you will be most welcome.

We recently moved a giant step forward with our global partners merging with the local planning group. We are now one big global force of individual women, organisations and networks.

On Monday the 8th July we held our first global meeting. Just organising this for the first time was a mammoth task, the group was too big for Skype so we bought in the services of a teleconferencing company (thank you to Straight Arrows Inc for facilitating and resourcing the first call).

Everyone was really excited, some meeting for the first time, others catching up with old friends. We had representation from five continents with women from key identified populations and our supporters sharing ideas getting to know each other.

Many women faced technical difficulties and dropped in and out of the call, this really highlighted how we need to be persistent and creative in the way we talk with our global partners to ensure we are all on the same page and that the WNZ is a truly a global space.

Some of the core group recently met with UNAIDS. It was suggested that UNAIDS Gender Equality and Diversity Division had a small budget to support preparing for the WNZ with a focus on young women. This proposal has been drafted and submitted with a budget that will run from August to December 2013. In discussions we were told there would be a new round of money available in January 2014 that we could apply for.

We have a permanent part time volunteer coming on board in July to support the Melbourne Planning group and a global outreach worker funded by ICW Global about to start work to support women around the world to get to the conference.

Our website will be up and running by the end of July so watch this space for updates and all things related to the WNZ 2014. Its whole heap of fun and a great way to meet new people…why don’t you join us?

'My Journey' Kit


Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2011

Women living with HIV are hidden in society and hidden within the HIV community. Living with a secret has far reaching effects on the lives of women living with HIV.

Positive Women Victoria is creating a 'My Journey' Kit that will be filled with the knowledge, experience and tips of women living with HIV from diagnosis to the end of our lives and all the challenges that it brings.

The kit will be a collective voice of the lived experiences of HIV positive women that will help support, nurture and be a part of the healing process for other women.

These experiences will be gathered together in a beautifully presented kit that will be used as a resource for other positive women along their journey in life and as an educational tool for the services we access.

We are looking for women who want to share their personal experiences of what it’s like being a woman living with HIV.

Share what you've been through with others by filling in our questionnaire.

No names will be taken. Names won't be used in the kit, just YOUR WORDS.

By participating in this questionnaire you are giving permission for Positive Women Victoria to:

  • use the information from the questionnaire in the kit.
  • to edit your information for the purpose of the kit while keeping its original intent.
  • to store and use your information as resource materials in the future

If you want to be a part of the 'My Journey' Kit, go online and have your say at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/MyJourney

Positive Women on 60 Minutes


Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011

What a wonderful way to raise the profile of Positive Women in Australia. Thank you to Susan, Deanna, Michelle, Sarah and the other women who participated for helping to bring this to the eyes of the general community. Well done ladies.

Thinking Positive

We thought we had it all under control. But the infection rate of HIV has shot up again, and it's now straight women who are among the most vulnerable.