This page contains historical information and is preserved here as a matter of record. This project operated at the SSRC until 2015-11-03.


The Gender, Security and HIV/AIDS Program supports collaborative research that bridges academic, policy, activist and practitioner perspectives in the fields of HIV/AIDS, gender and security. We engage diverse partners in strengthening research capacity, advancing interdisciplinary research agendas and networks, and bringing intellectual perspectives into global policy fora.

The program fosters policy and research collaborations in the field of gender, peace and security, working across disciplines and with researchers, practitioners and policy makers. Since 2009, we have incubated the International Centre on Gender, Peace and Security (IC-GPS) and piloted a broad range of programs to strengthen research capacity in the global south and build linkages across research, policy and practice. We also support the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) with research and policy analysis, continuing to promote innovative and multi-disciplinary approaches to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

In 2011, the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security joined the program. It advocates for the equal and full participation of women in all efforts to create and maintain international peace and security and serves as a bridge between women’s human rights defenders working in conflict-affected situations and policy-makers at U.N. Headquarters.

Program Components


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