World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

Today, December 1st, is World AIDS Day. The theme this year is all about raising awareness to tackle HIV prejudice and help stop the spread of HIV. SURF’s new HIV+ Survivors Integration Project (SIP) funded by Comic Relief encompasses that work. Whilst in … Continue Reading »

Comic Relief

I am delighted to announce that our application to Comic Relief for funding for a new project to support HIV+ women survivors has been successful! We have been awarded a two-year grant for £523,486. The HIV+ Survivors Integration Project (SIP) will … Continue Reading »

A week in Rwanda

A week in Rwanda

I have just returned from a visit to Rwanda, on which I reported previously about our ongoing discussions with our partners on the priorities for our work ahead. The past week has been a busy one, and presents a good … Continue Reading »

AVEGA Agahozo

AVEGA Agahozo

AVEGA Agahozo is one of the key partners of Survivors Fund (SURF). It represents and supports widows of the genocide, and their dependents. IRIN this week reported on the importance of the organisation in empowering genocide widows, as well as … Continue Reading »

Care and Treatment

I have blogged previously about the support of the UK Department of International Development (DFID) for survivors in Rwanda. For five years, DFID have funded a Care and Treatment of Rwandan Genocide Survivors Infected by HIV/AIDS Project – referred to … Continue Reading »

SURF on the BBC

SURF’s BBC Radio 4 Charity of the Week Appeal was broadcast this Sunday. For those that missed it, there is another chance to hear the broadcast on Thursday 18th June at 3:27pm or to listen below: SURF on BBC Radio … Continue Reading »

DFID’s Support for Survivors

SURF’s campaign to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Rwandan genocide in 2004 was centred on raising awareness of the plight of women survivors raped and infected with HIV and AIDS during the genocide. The campaign included a Reading of … Continue Reading »