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13th November 2023

This World AIDS Day, we are celebrating the communities that are at the centre of our HIV preventative and care work in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

At acet UK, we believe that communities should not simply be seen as the recipients of interventions. They should and do, play a pivotal role in reducing HIV transmission and...

1st November 2023

The Beaded Anklet project has had to halt its youth entrepreneur programme due to death threats issued by the ’blessers’ who target and exploit local vulnerable girls. These ‘blessers’, or sugar daddies, in many cases hold positions of authority in the local community, so they made it very difficult for the programme to continue.


1st November 2023

Tens of thousands of adults and children live with HIV in the areas where ACET Nigeria operates. ACET Nigeria supports many of them with medication adherence across...

26th October 2023

Written by our CEO, Catherine

Social media has become an integral part of our everyday lives, allowing us to connect with friends, share experiences, and engage with our favourite brands. However, it’s no secret that social media can also be a breeding ground for negativity, cyberbullying, and harmful, sometimes toxic behaviours...

10th October 2023

Written by our amazing schools worker, Rachel

This year, the International Day of the Girl occurs just a few months after an unlikely feminist hero appeared on the big screen in a film containing a powerful monologue on what it means to be a woman.

That film is obviously Barbie and the speech written by...

6th October 2023

Welcome to the November 2023 issue of our Salt and Light newsletter. Click the buttons below to read individual stories or read the newsletter in its entirety here.


27th September 2023

September 15th is the International Day for Rural Women and it's time to shine a spotlight on these unsung heroes who make the world a better place!

Meet Lanita: The Woman Behind the Fields

Let's start with a story, shall we?

Meet Lanita, a rural...

15th September 2023

Written by our brave Operations Manager, Rae

This year’s Youth Mental Health Day theme #BeBrave had me questioning how I felt about that particular phrase.

It conjured up childhood memories of being told to ‘put a brave face on it’ – which I translated as ‘pretend that you are feeling...