"Seeking Safety: Stepping Stones in Malawi"
“I used to abuse my wife when she went to the hospital to collect her ARV treatment because she came back late and I didn’t like it. I stopped the abuse after COWLHA members came to my house to counsel me that what I was doing was violence"
Members of the Coalition of Women Living with HIV and AIDS in Malawi (COWLHA) and their partners talk about their use of the Stepping Stones programme (pub. Strategies for Hope), to overcome gender-based violence, improve communication and relationship skills and restore peace and prosperity in their families and communities. The film highlights the importance of developing good gender relationships through negotiations around money, medication and condom use in the context of HIV, GBV and SRHR.