Photo credits: Jennie Smith-Camejo

On October 23, 2015, at the New Parkway Theater, one of the eighteen in-person events was held for the National Day of Action to End Violence Against Women Living with HIV:

Empowered Watch Party + Panel Discussion

The event was hosted by Positive Women’s Network – USA (PWN-USA) and sponsored by W.O.R.L.D., HIVE, Women’s HIV Program, and Transgender Law Center.

We watched this amazing video, “Empowered: Women, HIV & Intimate Partner Violence”:


After the video, there was a wonderful panel discussion and Q&A session on violence against WLHIV, trauma-informed care, and how we can make the world a better place for WLHIV.


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The panelists were:

Cecilia Chung, Senior Strategist at the Transgender Law Center and PWN-USA member

N. Dietz, Outreach and Linkage Specialist for W.O.R.L.D.

Loren Jones, Board of Directors member for PWN-USA

Shannon Weber, MSW, Director of HIVE and Coordinator of San Francisco Getting to Zero

Edward Machtinger, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Women’s HIV Program at UCSF

Naina Khanna, Executive Director of PWN – USA