I am determined to look with a feminist lens at what led to the current challenges and put forward a transformative agenda – for the response to HIV and the UNAIDS Secretariat alike. We can achieve our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 if we courageously fight for human rights, gender equity and social justice.
I commit to put forward a transformative agenda for the HIV response and the UNAIDS Secretariat. Dedicated gender and feminist leadership expertise will be deployed aimed at fostering a feminist culture and concerted action taken to fully implement the Gender Action Plan 2018-2023.
I will galvanize leadership and support to countries to enhance access of adolescent girls and young women to integrated sexual and reproductive health information, education and services as well as to ensure the removal of barriers and harmful social norms which result in 6,200 adolescent girls and young women acquiring HIV every week.