Advocacy and human rights

News
March 17, 2020
UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima shares that there is currently no strong evidence that people living with HIV are at an especially increased risk of contracting COVID-19 or, that if they do contract it, they will experience a worse outcome. People living with HIV should take all recommended preventive measures to minimize exposure and prevent infection, and all countries should ensure that medication is available.
Resource
December 14, 2019
A training curriculum published by WHO to provide healthcare providers with the knowledge and skills that they need to know how to best help women who are living with violence.
News
November 28, 2019

Programmes to scale-up HIV testing and treatment in countries in sub-Saharan Africa may have had less impact on new HIV infections than hoped, partly because they haven’t paid enough attention to groups that contribute disproportionately to HIV acquisition and transmission, experts say.

Resource
November 26, 2019

A new report by UNAIDS, Power to the people, released ahead of World AIDS Day, shows that where people and communities living with and affected by H

Event
November 21, 2019

The 20th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA 2019), which took place from 2-7 December at the Kigali Convention Centre, Rwanda, represented a tremendous opportunity to highlight the diverse nature of the African region’s HIV epidemic an

News
November 20, 2019
Men who have sex with men in Africa are more likely to test for HIV than other African men, but are significantly less likely to be on treatment or virally suppressed.
Resource
November 13, 2019

Girls and women make up more than half of the 37.9 million people living with HIV - most are living in Eastern and Southern Africa. Ending AIDS by 2030 requires that we address girls’ and women’s diverse roles by putting them at the centre of the response.

Resource
November 13, 2019
The 2019 SDG Gender Index finds that, across the 129 countries studied, no country has fully achieved the promise of gender equality envisioned in the ambitious 2030 Agenda. The global average score of 65.7 out of 100 is “poor”; barely a “passing grade”. This means that nearly 40% of the world’s girls and women – 1.4 billion – live in countries that are failing on gender equality, and another 1.4 billion live in countries that “barely pass”.
Event
November 12, 2019

The theme of this year's World AIDS Day is "Communities make the difference".

Event
November 7, 2019

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs