Speech at the 5th meeting of the Regional Coalition of First Ladies and Women Leaders of Latin America on Women and AIDS, Mexico City, 2 August 2008
Over the years, we have seen how vital leadership is in the fight against AIDS. So I’m particularly pleased that this Coalition brings together two kinds of leaders: women leaders in the AIDS response (including women living with HIV) and women leaders in the political arena. Your Coalition has become a rallying point for women across the region to make their voices heard. In the course of the coming week, we must make sure that women remain at the centre of the proceedings of this International AIDS Conference.