Eurasian Women’s Network on AIDS


EWNA has started in summer 2013, when a group of women-activists from Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Georgia and Tajikistan has been formed and initiated a creation of regional union of women affected by HIV.  In half a year representatives of Moldova, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Estonia and Belarus supported them.

In December 2013, in Tbilisi EWNA constituent meeting was conducted, where women-leaders from 11 EECA region countries took part. In November 2014, a meeting on EWNA strategic planning for 2015-2020 was conducted.

Eurasian Women’s Network on AIDS is a network of women-leaders who advocate for rights observance of women, living with HIV and affected by HIV, in EECA region. These rights are connected to access to health care services, including reproductive health, liquidation of violence towards women, to the right to be involved into political and social discussions, which their life and health depend on.

VISION: To be a powerful regional social movement of women, placing women’s leadership into the center of HIV response in EECA region.

MISSION: Improvement of life quality of women living with HIV and affected by HIV epidemic, in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA).

Main EWNA strategic tasks for 2015-2020:

  1. To build capacity of EWNA in order to strengthen cooperation with key interested parties to provide equal access of women affected by HIV in EECA region to services on sexual and reproductive health.
  1. To strengthen counteraction to violence towards women affected by HIV in EECA region.

Individuals and legal entities can be Network members.