participantsToday is the first day of the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) which takes place on 18-22 July 2016 in Durban, South Africa. The theme is “Access Equity Rights Now” and the World YWCA is hosting 20 young women champions.

So far, the young women, who are from Zambia, Zimbabwe, India, Honduras, Angola, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Papua New Guinea, have participated in the youth and faith pre-conferences of the event. In the coming days, they will also have an opportunity to join dialogues, panels, and sessions in the different networking zones and visit a Safe Space Hub where they can meet other young women and global leaders.