BRIGITTE: I had 9 children would also be contaminated? I tried to talk to my husband, but he did not want to know anything. For two years I completely isolated myself until I understood that women have to be revolutionary to be heard.
ANNOUNCER: Since then, Brigitte Syamalevwe has dedicated her life to fighting this disease. He founded the Society of Women Against AIDS. They constituted more than that of the infected population.
BRIGITTE: Statistics do not have sex, neither do they eat, nor do they feel cold. I'm not a statistic, I'm a woman with AIDS.
ANNOUNCER: At 1994, an official stated that the state was helping people with positive sera. Brigitte stood up and denounced.
BRIGITTE: Look, I'm a woman with HIV and I did not get any help from the government.
BRIGITTE: The next day I appeared in all the media in Zambia. My husband became hostile to me. Now everyone knew he was also contaminated.
SPEAKER: As part of the International Community of Seropositive Women, she offered workshops, elaborated leaflets, gave lectures.
BRIGITTE: AIDS is a very different disease from others. They have to do with love, with pleasure. We have to stop all this bullshit about sex.
SPEAKER: In 1999 was named Ambassador of the United Nations in the fight against AIDS. He held this high position in the Lusaka Ministry of Education, successfully incorporating AIDS into the national study plan.
ANNOUNCER: At the last International AIDS Conference in Durban, Brigitte Syamalevwe and her husband, also ill, gave lectures on safe sex practices for people with HIV.
BRIGITTE: Mutual masturbation and the use of condoms can not be condemned. The infected women and men have the right to an active and pleasurable sexual life.
ANNOUNCER: Both continued in volunteer work. They founded the Support Group for Ibenga orphans, adopted 40 children and motivated others to do the same.
WOMAN: Thank you, Banagengi, mother of many!
ANNOUNCER: A year later, her husband died.
SAD AFRICAN DRUMS by Women Living with AIDS
ANNOUNCER: And also she died, Brigitte Syamalevwe, the mother of many, 23 February 2003 day, only 44 years old.
You do not need permission to download the radioclips and broadcast them. All rights are shared
I have been keeping this blog, almost without help, since the year 2000! we are at the end of 2019
No one is so poor that they can't help at least once. It's your choice. And God Witnesses Your Options
|To Help With $ 10,00||To Help With $ 20,00||To Help With $ 50,00||To Help With $ 100.00|