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In the words of Baby Rivona: “Once I fought for my rights, the other women followed”

In the words of Baby Rivona: “Once I fought for my rights, the other women followed”

Indonesia. Jakarta.

Portrait of Baby Rivona with shirt displaying the logo of Ikatan Perempuan Positif Indonesia (translated as Indonesian Positive Women Network, IPPI, a UN Women partner).

Baby Rivona is a legend in Indonesia, loved widely, as well as feared by some. A passionate advocate of women living with HIV and AIDS, she is as often seen on the world stage, as she is the many districts and villages of her home country. Her mission is to guarantee access to treatment, services, and a life free of stigma and discrimination for women living with HIV and AIDS. She is a leading voice on ending forced sterilization of women and girls affected by HIV, and the current National Coordinator of UN Women’s partner IPPI, a Jakarta-based national network established in 2006, by and for women who are living with HIV. Rivona and IPPI work closely with UN Women in Indonesia to boost efforts focused on building the capacity of women living with HIV, boosting their voices and ensuring that they can influence the policies that impact their lives and communities.

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Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

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Photo taken on 11 October 2017 (© UN Women Gallery / Flickr)

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 hiv, aids, activist, health, women's rights, rivona, portrait, rights, civil society, ikatan perempuan positif indonesia, indonesian positive women network, ippi, indonesia, asia
 

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