How to become a member

Everyone can become a member of the Non-Profit Partnership E.V.A. if he or she shares mission of the organization and our goals are close to him or her:
– increased availability and high quality of health care for women affected by socially significant diseases and their families,
– protection of patient’s and human rights of vulnerable women,
– increasing the leadership and advocacy capacity of activists in the field of HIV and other socially significant diseases.
The main factor for creating the network was the need for combining efforts. Local HIV-oriented NGOs and activists face problems of women living with HIV daily and try to solve them at the level of individual assistance. However, the capacity of local organizations in matters of assistance and promotion of rights of women living with HIV is low, and such uncoordinated actions at the local level do not lead to systematic changes. As a consequence, there was a need to unite organizations and people for work in areas such as treatment access, adoption, access to breast milk substitutes and services for female IDUs in Russia.
The network is managed and directed by women, who have personally encountered the violation of human and patient’s rights due to the presence of socially significant diseases. Currently, the network brings together about 50 leaders from more than 20 regions of Russia. The regions of E.V.A. include Moscow, Tomsk, Samara, Perm, Ufa, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Naberezhnye Chelny, Tula, Ryazan, Orel, Belgorod, Tolyatti and St. Petersburg.