About Women NOW!

Women Now! provides an opportunity to unify women and girls to assess and influence the content and execution of the international discourse on HIV and its intersections with sexual and reproductive wellbeing.  The summit will address critical areas of concern for the equity and equality of women and girls in HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health research, resources and program implementation. This critical conversation is intended to accelerate women’s and girl’s organising and collective action on key issues of race, economic and gender inequality, empowerment, gender-based trauma, violence, sexual and reproductive health and justice.

To learn more about our inaugural event, click here.


Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands


20 – 22 July 2018

With Love, From the Secretariat:​

WomenNOW! 2018 is finally upon us! We look forward to welcoming you in​ ​Amsterdam​, and ​joining us for a powerful and moving event! Although we are excited, we are also aware that not everyone who wanted to attend this year will have the opportunity to do so. This has been a difficult year for mobilizing funding.  We cite two factors in particular; the higher​ costs associated with having the conference in Europe,​ and the socio-political climate that continuously posed obstacles we had to surmount.

We send our heartfelt regrets to those who cannot attend WN!2018 and we​ look forward to seeing you at next year’s ​WN!, 29 November – 1 December, 2019 at ICASA  in Kigali, Rwanda.

In the Spirit of Our Sisters,

The Women Now! 2018 Team

News Update

Greetings from the Women Now team!

Women Now! 2018, will be in Amsterdam from 20 – 22 July 2018 at the Beurs van Berlage

Plans are moving ahead and time is of the essence. We are working extremely hard and fast to ensure the success of this important meeting.

The summit will address critical areas of concern for women’s human rights, including key issues of race, financial status, gender equality, women’s empowerment, gender-based trauma, violence, sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice. The summit aims to establish concrete advocacy, research and programme outcomes, and provide a clear action plan in moving aspects of women centered HIV, Sexual & Reproductive Health & Justice agenda forward during the International AIDS Conference 2018.

We need this meeting at this time because making women and girls, especially Black women and girls, a more focused priority in the multi-sectoral global response to HIV is at a critical juncture in the current advancement of prevention technology and advocacy. Our inability to have a global collective voice for the women who bear the brunt of the epidemic around the world will hinder the best chances we have to help women and girls reach the finish line on HIV the same time as men will.


Sponsor Women Now! 2018