HIV advocates Cecilia Chung and Tami Haught are in good company. They’re among abolitionist Harriet Tubman, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, U.S. Representative Maxine Waters (D–Calif.) and other female leaders honored on the Wall of Justice, a learning tool of the Rural Women’s Health Project (RWHP).
“The Wall of Justice is a tool that our Women’s Leadership Institute has been using for the past year to expand our knowledge of the amazing work women have been and are continuing to do in all our various intersecting communities,” writes the health project in a Facebook post.
The Wall of Justice is now being promoted as part of RWHP’s efforts to raise awareness during Women’s History Month.
RWHP’s mission, according to its website, “is to work with rural communities to strengthen their capacity to overcome barriers to health justice. Utilizing a community-based approach, community members are involved in all grassroots research, educational campaigns, training and bridging to services—thereby broadening their skills to replicate programs and advocacy strategies.”
Both Chung and Haught have been featured in POZ numerous times. Chung, who is transgender, was on the cover in August 2012 for “Healing the Hurt,” a story on women with HIV overcoming trauma and violence.
Saturday, March 10, was National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. For more on that, click here.
Last year’s POZ 100 honored women making a difference in the fight against HIV. For more on that, click here.