What women want breakfast

Friday, 10 June

What women want


Closed event.   Press inquiries to Aurelie Andriamialison, andriamialisona@unaids.org

For the first time, with the 2030 Agenda, achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is positioned as central to development. When we add this to the commitments made in the Secretary General’s Global Strategy for Women, Children and Adolescent Health; and the commitments in SDG 3 to End the AIDS epidemic by 2030 and to achieve Universal Health Coverage, we have the power and legitimacy to ensure no woman or girl is left behind. There is, however, cause for concern. The political space for women-led organizations is shrinking and young women’s leadership is still not strongly supported.  To address this and change the tide, ATHENA Network launched a virtual #WhatWomenWant campaign, across all regions of the world and is bringing this momentum to the High Level Meeting on AIDS with a women-led civil society breakfast. This event aims to articulate the visions and priorities of women and girls in all their diversity and call for commitment for a new advocacy platform that aims to make progress on specific priorities for women and girls in the HIV response, and beyond. It will also explore options for coordination and joint leadership to support women-led organizations and strengthen young women’s leadership – and understand what is needed in terms of investment in women’s civil society to realize these goals.

Focal points: Aurelie Andriamialison, andriamialisona@unaids.org

Tyler Crone from ATHENA Network, tyler.crone@gmail.com