THE UNAIDS Sexual Harassment Cover-up Scandal

In Advocacy by K Pak

Geneva Press Conference Monday June 25, 2018 10:00 a.m.

GENEVA (23 June 2018) The Geneva Press Club Club suisse de la Presse, has the pleasure to invite the international press, the Swiss press and its members to a press conference entitled: THE UNAIDS Sexual Harassment Cover-up Scandal.

WHAT: PRESS CONFERENCE—UNAIDS Sexual Harassment Cover-up Scandal

WHEN: Monday, June 25th 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: « La Pastorale » La dépendance – Main Lougne, Route de Ferney 106,
Genève (Bus 5 – Direction : Aéroport – Arrêt : Intercontinental)


  • Martina Brostrom, Senior UNAIDS staffer
  • Prashanti Tiwari, Former UNFPA sub-contractor in India and a woman rights advocate (via Skype from India)

Also with:

  • Terri Ford, AHF Chief of Global Policy and Advocacy
  • Yvette Raphael, Feminist activist from South Africa (via Skype from South Africa)
  • Sibongile Tshabalala, Treatment Action Campaign National Chairperson (via Skype from South Africa)
  • Anna Zakowicz, AHF Europe Deputy Bureau Chief
  • Larissa Klazinga, AHF Regional Policy and Advocacy Manager: Southern Africa

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will continue its call for the Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibe to step down with immediate effect following his handling of sexual harassment allegations at UNAIDS.

AHF will address on-going issues at UNAIDS and make a call to action for Programme Coordinating Board which oversees UNAIDS the day before the Board meeting in Geneva.

The Geneva press conference is the latest in a series of similar actions that have been conducted in major cities over recent weeks. The UNAIDS scandal has received significant coverage from mainstream media including CNN, The Guardian, The Independent, Al Jazeera, Daily Mail and others. Other UNAIDS donor countries such as the UK and the Netherlands have also been requested to intervene amidst the inaction of the current UN administration.

AHF has previously held a press conference on this issue in India and UK and a series of public advocacy events in South Africa, India, US, Mexico. On the morning of PCB meeting, June 26th AHF will also hold a protest in front of the WHO Headquarters.

Coffee, tea and croissants will be served at the press conference. Looking forward to seeing you on this occasion.

Guy Mettan, Executive Director

Geneva Press Club Club suisse de la Presse,
106, route de Ferney, 1202 Genève Tel: +41 22 546 14 44 Fax: +41 22 546 14 45

Email: [email protected]
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AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 924,000 individuals in 41 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website:, find us on Facebook: and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram: @aidshealthcare

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