Julia Godunova

Director of E.V.A., St. Petersburg
Email: godunova@evanetwork.ru

Julia began her activity in 2005 with Phoenix PLUS, where she worked until 2009. The team was awarded the ‘Red ribbon award’ in 2008. Following this, she continued her work in the Orlov AIDS Center where she gained a great amount of coaching experience.

In 2012 she joined E.V.A. Association’s team as a regional manager. In 2013 she took the position of Executive Director. Having more than 10 years of experience in working with programs to develop communities of PLWH, she has done work ranging from creating peer help groups to drawing activists into the equal rights dialogue with the government.

In 2015 she became a member of the board of the Eurasian Women’s Network on AIDS. Julia actively participates in developing strategies to improve access to public health services based on human rights for EECA women who have been affected by HIV, including providing equal access to gender-oriented services for sexual and reproductive health and against sexual violence.

Responsibilities: lead the Secretariat of the Board, fulfill strategic goals determined by the General Meeting through fundraising and discussing with governmental bodies improved access to medical and social services for women and their children living with HIV, hepatitis, and tuberculosis.

Julia says: “HIV-positive people are different: they can be funny, boring, energetic, some of them are stubborn. Most of my friends are people living with HIV for more than 10 years. And with these people I want to be together, side by side, to go in the same direction, because they are strong and reliable.

I love a warm summer rain and big and soft raindrops”.

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