JoDhaWriter/Blogger/HIV Influencer/Motivational Speaker/ Global Ambassador / International Steering Committee Member
Into making the world a better place for People Living With HIV – Stigma and Discrimination free ; Free from Hate, Free from Fear.
A Girl Like Me blog
Authors: Jyoti Dhawale, A Girl Like Me
I want to reach out, through the powers of media, to even the remotest place, and extend my hands to those crying for love, care and acceptance. I want to expose myself to show that HIV is not related only to the poor, the downtrodden, prostitute or drug/sex addicts. Even your well-do-to neighbour could be one! We need to reach out, speak up and be heard!
- Interviews : In most of the leading national and international dailies, magazines and web
- Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Couplee With Mixed HIV Status – Published by Springer publications.
- Touch The Sky Written by Rashmi Bansal
Under process : An Autobiography “Love in Time Of HIV”
Honours and Awards
REX iCONGO in assocoation with the United Nations (March 2015)
The 9th REX KarmaveerChakraAward instituted in the partnership with the United Nations held in NewDelhi on 23March2015 which also happens to be Shaheed Divas or Martyrs Day in memory of Bhagat Singh, hence the medal “KarmaVeer”.This award, in short is for Global Award For Social Empowerment And Citizen Justice.They carry a very powerful motto and every awardee has to carry/follow these the rest of their lives.
- Bharat Prerna Award – Mumbai
- Woman Of The Year – Mumbai
- Rotary Courage – Mumbai
- Global Women achiever’s Award – Dehradun
- AFPI Social Leadership Award – Kochi
- Human Upliftment Movement – Agra
Nagpur, Nov 15, 2019: Ms Jyoti Dhawale, famously known as JoDha has been awarded Karmaveer Chakra Award – this time in Gold. The event will be held on 25/26/27 November 2019 at NOIDA.
Karmaveer Chakra is the National Medallion of honour for proactive voluntary citizen action to Be & Lead the Change. These awards were instituted by International-Confederation-Of-NGO-(iCONGO) in partnership with UN (United-Nations has emphasis on Quality-Education in the Sustainable-Development-Goals), with a simple passion mantra – to recognize real life unsung heroes who believe ‘It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness’.
JyoDha has previously also bagged Bronze and Silver in year 2017 and 2015 respectively for her contribution in the field of HIV, apart from other awards and recognition that she had gained in her 9 years of service. Being HIV positive herself due to medical negligence since 2005, she had fought her way through Stigma, Discrimination and Ostracisation to find her mark and respect in the society.
Her work involves helping other people living with HIV to find their inner strength and courage to accept and live with their illness – with no shame. She with her 14 years personal experience hold HIV Health and Wellness program, counseling from office at Nandanvan – KHUSH Multipurpose Society working under Dr Ravi Vairangade. The said NGO has a tie-up with The Well Project (USA) where JoDha hold the position of being Community Advisory Board representing India where the country ranked the 4th largest follower in TWP web traffic , thanks to her immense dedication to her work to eradicate stigma and discrimation with just one powerful sentence : Love, Not Hate.