Moving Forward: Priorities for Prevention in the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

  • October 11, 2016

The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the largest commitment ever made by any nation to an international health initiative dedicated to a single disease. The law authorizing these global HIV/AIDS programs first passed in 2003 with a five-year timeframe. The effort was reauthorized in 2008, and despite containing some improvements to the first phase of PEPFAR,…

Reproductive Health and Dignity: Choices by Third World Women

  • October 11, 2016

By Adrienne Germain This is one of 13 technical background papers prepared for the International Conference on Better Health for Women and Children through Family Planning, held in Nairobi, Kenya, October 5-9, 1987. Published in 1987, this paper analyzes four program strategies—family planning, maternal and child health, child survival, and safe motherhood—to determine the extent…

HERA Action Sheets

  • October 7, 2016

HERA Action Sheets

>>Available in PDF / Available in Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish

Rio Statement of Reproductive Health and Justice

  • October 7, 2016

The Rio Conference—“Reproductive Health and Justice: International Women’s Health Conference for Cairo ’94”—took place from January 24 to 28, 1994, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In five days, the 215 women from 79 countries who gathered in Rio generated this 21-point statement and strategies and activities to ensure that women’s perspectives and experiences are considered…

Practical and Ethical Dilemmas in the Clinical Testing of Microbicides: A Report on a Symposium

  • October 6, 2016

By Lori L. Heise, C. Elizabeth McGrory, and Susan Y. Wood In 1997, the Population Council and Women’s Health Advocates on Microbicides (WHAM) convened an international symposium to examine practical and ethical dilemmas in the clinical testing of topical microbicides. The symposium occurred as three significant trends in the history of women’s sexual health and rights converged: donors’ and programs’…

Women and Risk of HIV/AIDS Infection

  • October 6, 2016

This 2008 brief outlines the who, where, and why behind the high risk of HIV/AIDS to women.

Young Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Sub-Saharan Africa

  • October 6, 2016

>>Available in Word and PDF

>>Also available in French

Young Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Latin America and the Caribbean

  • October 6, 2016

>>Available in Word and PDF

>>Also available in Portuguese and Spanish

Young Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Middle East and North Africa

  • October 6, 2016

International agreements affirm that adolescents have a right to age-appropriate sexual and reproductive health information, education, and services that enable them to deal positively and responsibly with their sexuality. However, programs and policies are typically designed for older adolescents. This brief—part of the International Women’s Health Coalition’s 2007 series on young adolescents—uses evidence on their…