International Women's Day: Inspiring change around HIV

This International Women's Day (8 March), we celebrate women leaders who are part of the Alliance and the role they are playing to bring an end to AIDS.

Women and girls make up over half* of the people reached through Alliance community-based services that are tackling HIV and other health related issues.

HIV and women

Globally 52% of all people living with HIV in low and middle-income countries are women. And in sub-Saharan Africa, the centre of the global epidemic, women still account for approximately 57% of all people living with HIV.

HIV continues to be driven by gender inequalities and harmful gender norms that promote unsafe sex and reduce access to HIV and sexual and reproductive health services for men, women and transgender people.

Alliance women

This photo gallery features some of the amazing women who lead Alliance Linking Organisations, along with some of the women that they support.

Inspiring Change is the theme of International Women’s Day in 2014. Each year International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women's Day was held in 1911.

* Based on 2012 impact data. 2013 impact data will be published in April 2014.