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About GCWA

Who we are

The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA) is a worldwide alliance bringing together civil society groups working on HIV, women, girls and gender equality, including networks of women living with HIV, women’s rights organizations, AIDS service organizations, faith-based organizations, networks of women from key populations, care-giving networks, men and boy’s organizations working explicitly for gender equality, the private sector, and the United Nations system, hosted by the UNAIDS secretariat. Since its inception in 2004, the GCWA has strived to contribute to the strategic positioning of women and girls as integral to the HIV response, ensuring its relevance to the dynamic nature of the HIV epidemic, emerging issues related to women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, and shifting aid architectures, to best meet the needs of women and girls.

Our Pledge

We call on all nations, the UN system and other multilaterals, civil society organizations, and community, national, and world leaders to eliminate the forces that put girls and women at risk of HIV and to secure health and human rights for all.

We hold ourselves, as well as key actors in the AIDS response, accountable to girls and women, especially the more marginalized and disadvantaged, including those living with and affected by HIV. We will keep a watching brief over AIDS policies, programmes, and resource allocation in order to monitor and collectively achieve real progress for girls and women.

GCWA Advisory Group

  • Shanique Campbell I'm Glad I'm a Girl Foundation (Jamaica) See bio
  • Rebecca Matheson ICW Global See bio
  • Pye Jakobsson Rose Alliance (Sweden) See bio
  • Pervaiz Tufail CARE International See bio
  • Nawel Lahouel El Hayet association of people living with HIV (Algeria) See bio
  • Ioana Tomus Youth RISE See bio
  • Mabel Bianco FEIM (Argentina) See bio
  • Lydia Mungherera Mama's Club (Uganda) See bio
  • Khartini Slamah Asia-Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) See bio
  • Sophie Strachan Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) and W Europe’s Dialogue Platform See bio
  • Eugenia Lopez Uribe Balance (Mexico) See bio
  • Baby Rivona National Indonesian Positive Women Network (Indonesia) See bio

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