Welcome to the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Women's Sector website! This website was developed to promote a platform from which women's voices can be raised and represented by the speakers themselves. HIV and AIDS has long been narrated through masculine voices and articulated through patriarchal systems of knowing. As the SANACWS we aim to challenge the conventional approach and seek a radical agenda that binds women from across the country in a united effort to advocate for adequate provision of treatment, care and support, women centered prevention technologies and policy formulation that address the realities of women in our diverse contexts across South Africa.

The voices of women in South Africa have long been silenced as a driving force through which to advocate for women's centred policy formulation and provision of adequate resources. Every women is an instrument of change and it is the voice of every woman that the SANACWS in the battle against HIV and AIDS that we will seek out. In the foreground we bear the knowledge that there are many groups of marginalised women in South Africa. These intersectionalities of race, class, age, sexual orientation and location further foster particular needs and interventions that must be heard. The local level is where the transformation must be articulated and driven up to hold national structures accountable.

This platform is here to promote women at all levels. Read more about what we do

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