This week UNAIDS have released the first ever 'Gap Report', a document that takes stock of the global HIV situation.

The cricket development and AIDS awareness charity, Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB), is celebrating its membership to the UK network STOPAIDS, as part of its efforts to provide an effective global response to HIV and AIDS.

Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB) is proud to announce a new partnership with Martin Berrill Sports (MBS), which sees the charity’s merchandise going on sale to the general public. 10 percent of every purchase will be donated to CWB and in addition to this, MBS is covering all of the costs of production, storage and order picking.

We have two events coming up in the next few months to help raise money for CWB.

Volunteers Week (1-7 June) is a national celebration of the work that millions of volunteers do every day, week and month. We took the chance to find out a bit more about why our fabulous volunteers do what they do to grow the charity.

Anybody who has ever attended a CWB training weekend will know about Eva. For those that haven’t, Eva was a young girl who made a long lasting impression on Ed Williams, one of our founding trustees.

What a great series of projects we have seen this spring at Cricket Without Boundaries. Having not long set foot into the charity myself, I was fortunate enough to head out to Rwanda and Kenya to be a part of our teams of volunteers and to see first-hand the hugely positive impact we can have on people through Cricket.

On April 6 Rwanda will mark the 20th anniversary of the genocide that saw one million Tutsi and moderate Hutu people slaughtered by Hutu soldiers and militia in just 100 days.

Time continues to play its part in healing the country's wounds but it is receiving a helping hand from an unlikely source – cricket.

The final blog from Cameroon sees Thom Manning reflecting on his first project with CWB from presidential meetings to teaching cricket to nuns, read all about it here.

Saturday 8th March is International Women’s Day, seeking to promote equality for women across the world.

UNAIDS cites that gender equality is key in the battle to eradicate the global spread of HIV/AIDS and to break down stigmas. Over the past year Cricket Without Boundaries has worked with some amazing women, both in the countries we visit and with our volunteers. For CWB, getting girls and boys, women and men to play together in a respectful way on the cricket pitch is a key way in promoting equalty and fighting stigma.