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Call for Research Participants (paid opportunity!): Black Women’s Voices

March 19, 2021

Black Women’s Visions (BWV) for Peer-Advocacy and Support in Health, healthcare & well-being

 

WHO ARE THE RESEARCHERS?

BWV is an initiative of McMaster University partnering with Women’s Health in Women’s Hands, Positive Living Niagara and The AIDS Network, local community organizations that support Black women living with HIV, to develop and launch a virtual platform rooted in support, advocacy, and information to address the difficulty Black women living with HIV face in accessing and navigating reliable healthcare, support and information.

 

WHAT IS BWV?

We are inviting 24 self-identified Black women living with HIV to join 4 consultations (6 women in each) to share their experiences accessing and navigating healthcare and to share feedback and suggestions for a virtual platform informed by their experiences and what they want and need in a virtual platform to support them, advocate for themselves and get reliable information related to women-centred HIV care, health and well-being.

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

You are eligible to participate if you:

  • self-identify as Black (inclusive of African, Caribbean & mixed ancestry)
  • self-identify as a woman (inclusive of cis-, trans- and gender-diverse women)
  • Are living with HIV
  • Live in Southern Ontario (Toronto, Peel, Hamilton, Niagara region, etc.)

 

WHAT WILL YOU DO AS A RESEARCH PARTICIPANT?

You will be asked to participate in at least 1 two-hour consultation.

The first consultation will be online using virtual meeting software (Zoom) with up to five other Black women living with HIV.

The second consultation will be online also and will act as a follow up to understand if and how you are using the platform you helped to create in the first consultation.

Participation is confidential.

Participants will receive $50 in electronic gift cards or cash e-transfer.

 

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

To find out more about this project, please contact:

African Caribbean & Black Community Outreach Worker, Nomvelo Dingani at accho@aidsnetwork.ca or Research Assistant, Ranece Gordon, at gordona@mcmaster.ca.

You will then be sent a Letter of Information with further details!

This study has been reviewed by and received ethics clearance by the McMaster Research Ethics Board.