Raminta Stuikyte is a social justice activist. For the last 15 years, she has been working in promoting transformation of policies and strengthening civil society in the field of HIV, drug policy and access to medicines.
She advises Prof Michel Kazatchkine, Special Advisor to the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and works with Open Society Foundations. She has served as a founding director of Eurasian Harm Reduction Network between 2001 and 2009, also in such coordination and advisory positions as a Chair of EU Civil Society Forum on Drugs and UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights. She has supported strategic planning and other work of a number of regional HIV and drug policy networks and other initiatives across Europe and globally, ranging from Eurasian Network of People Who Use Drugs (ENPUD), Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN), European Rights Reporter Foundation, Eurasian Coalition on Male Health, Lithuanian mental health coalition, Robert Carr civil society Network Fund and others. She is a long-time member of European AIDS Treatment Group.
In the last years, she started her consultancy with Open Society Foundations to address the so-called challenge of 'Middle-Income Countries' which are increasingly left by donors without sufficient preparedness, time and means for securing human rights programs for vulnerable groups from country-funded and owned systems. In 2019, she helped UNDP, UNAIDS, and the Global Fund to conduct a second global consultation on public contracting and financing of civil society services in national responses to HIV, TB, and malaria.