Secretary Clinton & MAC AIDS Fund Partner to Fight Rape and Sexual Assault in South Africa

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 1, 2011

On Thursday, June 2 at approximately 3:30 p.m. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will announce a public-private partnership with the M•A•C AIDS Fund to expand critical medical and emergency support services for survivors of rape and sexual assault in South Africa.

The announcement will be open to credentialed members of the media in the Treaty Room at the Department of State and streamed live on

Pre-set time for video cameras: 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20520

Because of South Africa’s high HIV prevalence, survivors of sexual violence are at high risk of becoming infected with HIV/AIDS. Evidence has also shown that women living with HIV/AIDS are at higher risk of experiencing violence. Secretary Clinton and representatives from the M•A•C AIDS Fund will discuss how this ground breaking partnership will empower South African women by providing greater access to medical care including HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs, psychosocial services and legal assistance.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

John Demsey, Group President Estée Lauder Companies/Chairman M•A•C AIDS Fund

Nancy Mahon, Global Executive Director, M•A•C AIDS Fund; Senior Vice President, M•A•C Cosmetics

Department of State 

Office of Press Relations

(202) 647-2492


Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license or passport). Please allow adequate time to process through security.

PRN: 2011/866