APA is proud to be on the Steering Committee for the Unzip the Lips platform, a regional movement supported by a network of individuals and organizations working for the rights and meaningful participation of Key Affected Women and Girls (KAWG) in the context of HIV and its intersections with gender issues.


Unzip the Lips defines KAWG in Asia and the Pacific as women and girls most at risk of, and most affected by, HIV.  They include: women and girls living with HIV, female sex workers, female drug users, transgender people, mobile and migrant women, female prisoners, women and girls with disabilities, women in serodiscordant relationships, female partners of men who engage in behaviors that put them at higher risk of HIV infection.


Unzip the Lips aims to galvanise action to deliver policy change for women and girls who exist at the margins of society, by mobilizing support from a broad range of health and human rights organizations and change leaders.   Unzip produces resources that aim to promote the engagement of KAWG community networks, support them to advocate for their needs and rights, and to ensure that their sexual reproductive health and rights are respected, protected and fulfilled.  Recent advocacy tools include:  "Unzipping CEDAW", "Unzipping the UPR", and "Unzipping Agenda 2030".



 You can read more about the activities of Unzip the Lips here.

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