Stephen Lewis Quotes

27 Stephen Lewis quotes:

"There is no doubt in my mind that the condom crisis in Uganda is being driven by (U.S. programs), ... To impose a dogma-driven policy that is fundamentally flawed is doing damage to Africa."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Crisis Quotes
"There is no question in my mind that the condom crisis in Uganda is being driven and exacerbated by PEPFAR and by the extreme policies that the administration in the U.S. is now pursuing in the emphasis on abstinence,"
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Crisis Quotes
"Young women, adolescent girls, are more subject to infection, sometimes at a rate of six times that of boys. That tells you a lot about the vulnerability of women."
"And I went off to Ghana for what was intended to be seven days. I spent what was well over a year in Africa, teaching and travelling."
"But I don't want to leave until I see the breakthrough."
"All I know is that every time I go to Africa, I am shaken to my core."
"I'm in a great rage now, as I understand how many lives we have lost."
"Truthfully, when I see what we can accomplish with money on the ground, it's the only time in my life I have wished I was Bill Gates."
"I think when you've travelled around a lot in Africa, you understand something that many people here don't recognize: the extraordinary power that is Africa at village level - at community level."
"It gives one hope, this great strength of Africa."
"I'm still at the end of my rope because I find myself not handling things well when I travel."
"The United Nations has a lot of capacity on the ground."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Canadian Politician Quotes Nations Quotes
"It is always the village women who drive these things."
"The pandemic of AIDS is a gender-based disease."
"Unless there is recognition that women are most vulnerable... and you do something about social and cultural equality for women, you're never going to defeat this pandemic."
"I learned later, just as a footnote, that the World Assembly of Youth was a CIA front."
"I was working for the Socialist International, after I left university in 1959, as a researcher."
"Men haven't changed their behaviour, so women somehow have to be strengthened to be able to ward off the men."
"One is that if women's sexuality in Africa wasn't under assault, if women were able to say no, if women weren't subject to predatory attacks by men, or predatory behaviour generally, then you would have a disease in Africa called AIDS. But you wouldn't have a pandemic."
"There's a steadily diminishing lack of commitment on the part of the world to release money for the Global Fund,"
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Commitment Quotes

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