Washington DC, US – Zimbabwean community activist, Annah Sango, will speak alongside world leaders at the official opening of the International AIDS Conference 2012 in Washington DC on Sunday.
Sango is a peer educator and role model to other young women in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She is a member of the International Community of Women Living with HIV and AIDS (Southern Africa) and founded her own community-based support group for women affected by HIV.
“Young people need to move from being passengers to drivers, sexual reproductive health rights are fundamental to everyone the sooner we appreciate that the closer we get to making a difference in the lives of women and young people,” said Sango, a trainer of trainers on issues facing young people.
Sango is a tireless advocate for the reproductive and sexual health rights of young women living with HIV throughout her region, including ensuring their access to woman-initiated prevention options like female condoms.