The official registration of the EVA women’s network took place in December 2010, but even before this moment a colossal work was done: the search and motivation of the first “unofficial” network members, strategic planning of activities, choice of name, determination of directions for development, thinking through a PR campaign.
How did EVA Association come about?
n 2009 and 2010 a great number of non-profit organizations existed that worked on various types of prevention of HIV infection and that provided medical and social assistance for women from vulnerable groups. Specialists from non-profits understood that in the regions there were a multitude of unsolved problems, problems which had many similarities.
Fortunately, activists from around the country communicated with each other. This led to the emergence of the idea to create a non-profit network organization, which could unite women-leaders from all the corners of Russia.