Stephen Lewis, co-director of AIDS Free World and former UN Special Envoy for HIV/ AIDS in Africa as well as former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF came to talk about Christian Aid and the role of women in development. He is probably the world's leading advocate for a new UN Women's Agency and has gained an international reputation for his promotion of gender equality in sub-Saharan Africa. He has had a very distinguished global diplomatic and political career and is currently co-director of AIDS Free World, and chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, as well as being a Board Director of the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. He is also author of the best-selling book Race Against Time. Christian Aid's recent report, We're all in this together, focussed strongly on gender and the role of women in poverty eradication.