Maria Hedobezhkina

Head of “House of Hope (Dom Nadezhdi)”, Ivanovo, General Assembly
Tel.: 89203757480

I have been an activist in the fight against HIV since 2000.

In 2007 I founded the first and only mutual aid group for people living with HIV in Ivanovo, which is still active today. In 2008 I and a group of like-minded individuals founded the charitable foundation “House of Hope (Dom Nadezhdi).” Our priority is people living with HIV and socially stigmatized infections. Today we work with women who have mental health issues, and among them there are many who have survived domestic violence and broken down.

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For 11 years we have been helping HIV-positive women all over Russia to unite and set aside their rights and their dignity as equals among equals.

Even a small donation will help peer consultants do their work and find a way out of difficult situations where the state, relatives and friends are turning away.