It is estimated that 1.7 million women and girls
are living with HIV in Asia and the Pacific.

Transgender women are

49 times
more likely to have HIV

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Unzip the Lips is a platform of individuals and organizations working for the rights and meaningful participation of key affected women and girls in the context of HIV and its intersections with other gender issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

Arising out of grassroots activism, Unzip the Lips has evolved since its inception as a campaign in 2011. Today, it is the only region-wide civil society-led platform bringing together diverse communities of marginalized women who are living with, affected by, and at higher risk of HIV to advocate collectively for improved health and human rights policies.

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The Key Affected

The Unzip the Lips platform defines key affected women and girls 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 women and girls
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.


“Unzipping CEDAW: A Guide to the Rights of Key Affected Women and Girls”

Unzipping CEDAW

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Unzipping the News (Issue 1)

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First Edition of UNZIP the LIPS’ E-Newsletter!

This bimonthly newsletter is intended to be a Space for the Key Affected Women and Girls Community to Share their Activities and Opportunities

As a regional community-led platform committed to the rights and meaningful participation of Key Affected Women and Girls, and in order to build capacity of the KAWGs community networks to advocate collectively, UNZIP the LIPS aims to disseminate more information on the advocacy opportunities but also on the activities carried out by its members.