World AIDS Day is celebrated globally every 1 December; and it's the time to stand in solidarity with those living with HIV/AIDS and to remember those that have died as a result of HIV/AIDS complications.

On yearly basis, YWCAA stands in solidarity with the rest of the world to commemorate the World AIDS Day celebrations. Since 2012 YWCAA has dedicated these celebrations to the grandmothers living within the urban informal settlements and rural poor areas, the orphaned and vulnerable children and young people within the communities where YWCAA works in. The grandmothers have remained strong pillars within the community - being care givers to orphaned and vulnerable children whose parents have succumbed mainly due to HIV/AIDS related complications.

Highlighting their contributions and plight,YWCAA takes this opportunity to inform the public on their contributions; and also support in advocacy on policies and legislation in support of women and the vulnerable. National HIV/AIDS responses in the region fail to target older people, particularly in relation to prevention. This is largely due to HIV/AIDS being seen as a 'young person's disease'. Comprehensive knowledge on HIV is lacking among the rural folk mostly the older cohort. YWCAA thus takes this as an opportunity to increase HIV/AIDS knowledge among this group through sensitization sessions to enhance prevention efforts among their dependants and the community in general.