Jillian Awati – Women Deliver

Jillian Awati

  • Age: 28
  •    |   She/her/hers


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We, the young HIV positive women, have equal rights to access all sexual and reproductive health services.

- Jillian Awati


Jillian Awati was born and raised in Uganda. She received a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery from Gulu University in 2019. As a Project Officer at Lira District for People Living with HIV/AIDS Network, Jillian develops weekly and monthly activity work plans based on the approved successful project activities and main work plan for the project, makes all required requisitions for activities, administers and supports the implementation of the project activities, and produces project status progress reports. Additionally, she is a Young Positive Representative.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

It has been said that women are a weaker sex and property to men. For us women to fight that, it will require us to speak out.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

I spearheaded sexual and reproductive health services access for young HIV positive adolescent girls in Lira. Now they can access free family planning methods from Marie Stopes when the carry their special cards.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

Dancing, playing sports, listening to music, traveling, and, above all, praying.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • Luo (Advanced/Native)

Speaks On:

  • SRHR of adolescents with HIV
  • tackling stigma around people with HIV/AIDS
  • GBV and people living with HIV/AIDS

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