Morolake Odetoyinbo

Morolake Odetoyinbo is founder and Project Director of Positive Action for Treatment Access Nigeria, Board Chair, International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), and Board Member, Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) representing Communities. She is an activist, an advocate, a writer, a trainer, a public speaker, a television and radio producer, and a presenter. She has worked on issues of women, persons with disabilities, and persons living with HIV.

What is it with women and girls? Why are we always left behind? Why can't we choose the things we want to be a part of? Why must we always race to the front, rather than be left peacefully alone when we would rather not partake? Is it because, as women, we are strong, powerful, and the foundation of our society?
When we started hearing about HIV in Motherland Nigeria, it was about men dying at the mines or long-distance truck drivers going home to die. But before you could form the words to thank God that women weren't acquiring the nasty virus, common sense reminded you that whatever a man acquires -- good or bad -- will surely come home.