What can you do with this manifesto? Print it out, post it in your window, tape it to a bus stop, keep a copy in your wallet, share it with your healthcare provider, disseminate it throughout your organization and networks, use it at an upcoming event or conference, and engage in conversations about what it means to you. However you use it, we?d love to hear from you! Snap a picture and tag it with #BeyondCompassion or e-mail it to karishma.oza@ucsf.edu.


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One in four women in the U.S. has experienced gender based violence. Among women living with HIV, one in two has experienced intimate partner violence, and more than 60% have been sexually abused – 5 times the rate of the general female population.

The impact and consequences of violence against women, particularly women living with HIV, is magnified through the lens of women?s reproductive health. Reproductive health highlights the intersection of violence and reproductive justice at the individual, community and institutional levels.

Inspired by a symposium we hosted in 2016 called ?Beyond Compassion: Caring for Women with a History of Trauma,? and driven to spread lessons learned through love and art, we created this manifesto for you.

Champion resilience, believe in healing. There is always a source of light.

Manifesto files for you:

For self-identified women:

In color: 4x6JPEG (online/print), 11x17JPEG (online/print), 11x17PDF (professional print)

In black & white: 4x6JPEG (online/print), 11x17JPEG (online/print), 11x17PDF (professional print)

For all genders:

In color: 11x17JPEG (online/print), 11x17PDF (professional print)

Beyond Compassion Videos:

?Beyond Compassion: Caring for Women with a History of Trauma”



National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Pregnancy & Abusive Relationships

Look to End Abuse Permanently (LEAP)

Health Cares About IPV: Screening & Counseling Toolkit

Women, HIV and Trauma: Toward Resiliency & Healing

Positive Women?s Network-USA | Violence Against Women Factsheet

UCSF Women?s HIV Program | Trauma-Informed Primary Care

Dr. Edward Machtinger at 2016 Dreamforce Conference (8:30-11:45; 26:18-29:51; 43:20-46:35; 54:56-56:27)


Karishma Oza is the HIVE Program Coordinator based at San Francisco General Hospital. Her passions include: reproductive health and rights, HIV treatment and prevention, health equity, and increasing access to care globally. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, cooking, biking, volunteering, traveling, potluck dinner parties, listening to people?s life stories, and learning new languages. Follow her on Twitter: @karishma_oza.