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Recognize, Prioritize, Formalize Grassroots Caregivers from Huairou Commission on Vimeo.

This video tells the story of 18 African women traveling to Washington, D.C. for the International AIDS Conference in July 2012. These women take care of neighbors and community members suffering from HIV/AIDS. They belong to our Home-Based Care Alliance, representing over 31,000 volunteer caregivers in 11 African countries.

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October 17, 2014

Seke, Zimbabwe. At the "Building Resilient Nations and Communities" series of events this past April in Nairobi, Kenya, grassroots women leaders gave policymakers and development agency representatives a first hand look at the resilience initiatives they are organizing in their own communities, providing concrete models for what increased collaboration could look like and shifting mindsets around the capacity of grassroots groups to serve as partners in development. The event was coordinated by the Huairou Commission, hosted by GROOTS Kenya, and sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Gender Unit, with additional support from theUN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP).