Dázon Dixon Diallo founded SisterLove, Inc. in 1989, the first organization in the southeastern United States dedicated to HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Justice for women. With over 27 years of experience, Dázon is a well-known visionary and advocate for human rights, sexual and reproductive justice, and the fight against HIV. She is dedicated to helping communities of women and girls living with HIV and those at risk of HIV and STIs.
As a proud member of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda Partnership, Dázon advocates for sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice in public health and prevention policies and programs. She hosts a weekly radio program called “Sisters’ Time/WomenSpeak” on WRFG 89.3FM in Atlanta and wrfg.org, which has a broad and diverse audience.
Dázon is a member of influential groups such as the Women-At-Risk Subcommittee and the Scientific Advisory Group of the HIV Prevention Trials Network, UNFPA Global Advisory Council, Women’s Research Initiative (WRI), and SisterSong Reproductive Justice Collective. She is the creator and convener of the Prevention Options for Women at Risk-POWaR–Partnership, which was formerly known as the US Women & PrEP Working Group, and WomenNOW! PowerShift for SRHRJ for Girls & Women of African Descent worldwide.
Currently, Dázon is a co-chair for the Act Now: End AIDS National Coalition. Previously, she served as a member of the NIH Office on AIDS Research Advisory Council and on the board of directors of the National Women’s Health Network. Dázon holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (C’97) and a Bachelor’s Degree from Spelman College (C’86) in Atlanta. In recognition of her achievements, she received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from her alma mater, Spelman College, in 2012.
On this day we celebrate and recognize Dázon Dixon Diallo for her outstanding contributions to changing the narrative and the work she continues to do to make HERstory.