Spokesperson

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MS. PAULA DONOVAN, CO-DIRECTOR

Paula Donovan is Co-Director of AIDS-Free World and its Code Blue Campaign to end impunity for sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers. Ms. Donovan has spent more than three decades working to advance women's and children's rights, both within the UN system — with UNICEF, UNIFEM and the UN Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Africa — and as an advocate pressing for change.

Ms. Donovan was the first to call for a UN agency devoted to women. Her 2006 position paper, Gender Equality: Now or Never, set out the need and the rationale for the agency; it became a key document in the advocacy effort to have an agency created. UN Women was ultimately established in 2011. 

An expert on HIV, infant feeding, sexual violence, and women’s rights, Ms. Donovan is a frequent commentator in the media. Her analyses have been featured in numerous outlets, including: Al Jazeera, AP, AFP, BBC, Buzzfeed, CNN, Foreign Policy, Fox News, The New York Times, Newsweek, NPR, RFI, Reuters, VICE and The Washington Post, among others.

She holds a Master’s degree in Corporate and Political Communication. 


CONTACT US

CODE BLUE CAMPAIGN

c/o AIDS-Free World
501 Northern Parkway
Uniondale, NY, 11553
info@aidsfreeworld.org
Tel: +1-212-729-5084
 

MEDIA contact:

For more information or to arrange an interview, contact:

media@aidsfreeworld.org
Tel: +1-646-924-1710

 

CODE BLUE CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR: 

For questions about Code Blue or to discuss collaboration opportunities, contact: 

Kaila Mintz
kmintz@aidsfreeworld.org
Tel: +1-416-316-9731