Pauline Muchina

Senior Partnership Advisor, UNAIDS

Pauline comes from the Rift Valley Province in Kenya, where her family still resides. She came to the U.S. to study and earned a Ph.D. in 2000. She joined UNAIDS in 2006 as the Senior Officer for Women and AIDS Advocacy, and currently serving as the Senior Partnership Advisor for UNAIDS. <br /> <br /> Before her time at UNAIDS, Pauline was the Global Health Council’s Community and Faith-Based Organization Outreach Coordinator and was with the AIDSMARK team at Population Services International. <br /> <br /> Pauline serves in several boards and advisory groups including, Christian Connection for International Health, Women Deliver Advisory Group, Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians, Foundation for Sustainable Development, and ENIWARE. <br /> <br /> In 2011, Pauline received the United Methodist Church Global Leadership Award. She holds a master’s degree in Divinity from Yale University Divinity School and a Ph.D. from the Union Theological Seminary. <br /> <br /> Pauline’s goal in life is to challenge injustice that render women, girls and marginalized communities vulnerable -– addressing policies, structural, cultural and religious teaching and practices that undermine their human rights. She believes in saving lives, even when it means saving one life at a time. <br /> <br /> In addition to being an advocate, Pauline devotes her resources to educate children in Kenya and to support families affected by HIV and gender-based violence.

August 5, 2013

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