Champion
Michel Sidibé
Executive Director, UNAIDS
Michel Sidibé

"Gender equality must become the rule, not the exception. We must embed gender in all that we do. At UNAIDS, I am proud that we prioritize gender equality through our programmes and talent development. Since 2013, we've progressed from having just 27% female UNAIDS country directors to almost half - 48% today. Numbers are important but they are not enough. Transforming the status quo means transforming attitudes, behaviours and actions; it means transforming institutions and structures; it means transforming societies. We can never be too ambitious."

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