AIDS 2020 Prudence Mabele Prize

The Prudence Mabele Prize is an endowment named in honour of the life and work of Prudence Mabele, a trailblazing activist for the rights of women and people living with HIV. In 1992, she became the first black woman to publicly reveal her HIV-positive status in South Africa, and she was a founding member of the Treatment Action Campaign and founder of the Positive Women’s Network.

  • Nominations are invited for women (cis and trans) making deep connections between the fight against HIV, feminism and gender and reproductive justice.
  • Potential recipients should match the values that Prudence embodied:
    • Innovativeness: Demonstrate the creativity of the nominee in their work, in line with the innovation Prudence showed throughout her life.
    • Perseverance: Illustrate the tenacity of the nominee in achieving their accomplishments.
    • Social justice: Exemplify how the nominee enhances social justice in both their work and personal life, with an emphasis on gender activism and vulnerable people.
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Submission timeline

  • 17 March: Submissions open
  • 4 May: Submissions close