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UN all-male panel: Could no women be found?


December 9, 2015: AIDS-Free World's latest open letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the wake of yet another all-male panel at the UN, demanding that UN panels be gender balanced.  

Child marriage is child labour

Child “marriage” is not merely a harmful traditional practice: it is a crime, it is child labour in its worst form, and it is a complete violation of a girl’s human rights. We are pressing the International Labour Organization (ILO) to classify girls who are forced into marriages as child labourers. Read our report.

Code Blue Campaign

Learn more about AIDS-Free World's Code Blue Campaign to end immunity for sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeeping personnel. Get the latest news and updates at

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  • Stephen Lewis: The Envoy Years

    AIDS-Free World co-director Stephen Lewis reflects on his time as UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa from 2001-2006 in a recent UNAIDS publication.

  • A UNAIDS–Lancet Commission on Defeating AIDS—Advancing Global Health

    The UNAIDS-Lancet Commission is a group of experts in HIV, health, and development, young people, people living with HIV and affected communities, activists, and political leaders established to investigate how the AIDS response could evolve in a new era of sustainable development.