We fight systemic inequalities that have allowed HIV
to flourish. 


Using high-level advocacy, strategic communications, and creative legal approaches, we tackle the root causes that have turned HIV into a global pandemic.



Our Work

At AIDS-Free World, advocacy means analyzing the pandemic as it’s refracted through a prism of injustice: discrimination and violence against women and girls, against LGBT persons, against persons with disabilities, and against the poor and the marginalized. We shine a spotlight on these issues, and work to address them.

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Read the latest press releases, speeches,  and analysis from AIDS-Free World.


Watch Stephen Lewis' weekly video commentaries and read our latest analyses of the issues that matter.


Closed-door process clears UN official of sexual assault

February 5, 2018: An open letter from AIDS-Free World's Code Blue Campaign to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, regarding the gross mishandling of an alleged case of sexual assault and sexual harassment at UNAIDS. (UN Photo/Manuel Elias)


Survivors of Gambian Dictator’s Bogus AIDS “Cure” Speak Out, Seek Justice

December 5, 2017 (Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire) — Three survivors of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh’s fraudulent AIDS “cure” recounted their harrowing experiences and their determination to bring the dictator to justice during a press conference at the 19th International Conference of AIDS and STIs (ICASA) in Africa today.  AIDS-Free World, working working in concert with the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa, Gambian lawyers, and international partners, is supporting the survivors and relatives of those who died at Jammeh's hands to pursue all possible legal avenues in their search for justice. 

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Join us at ICASA 2017

Are you attending the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) in Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire? If so, come visit AIDS-Free World's Legal Consultation Center at Booth 22-23 in the conference's Community Village. 

Participerez-vous à la Conférence internationale sur le sida et les IST en Afrique (ICASA) à Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, en décembre? Si oui, nous vous invitons à visiter le Centre de consultation juridique d’AIDS-Free World aux stands #22-23 du Village communautaire.

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Legal Resource Guide / Guide de ressources juridiques

To help point ICASA delegates toward available services, we have created this Legal Resource Guide (Guide de ressources juridiques), which includes listings submitted by organizations throughout Africa that provide HIV information and services, and in many cases, legal assistance.

To add your organization to the guide, please fill out this form.
Cliquez ici
 pour inclure votre association dans le Guide de ressources.

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End impunity for sexual abuse by UN personnel

Learn more about our Code Blue Campaign.

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TB in Nunavut

Stephen Lewis and Georgia White recently returned from a fact-finding
trip to address the challenges posed by TB in Canada's North.

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Child "marriage" is child labour

Join the call to have the ILO recognize child marriage
as child labour

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