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.
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.