A Joint Civil Society Analysis of the 2016 Political Declaration: On the Fast-Track to Accelerate the Fight against HIV and to End the AIDS Epidemic by 2030

  • September 1, 2016

The 2016 United Nations Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS should have been a critical milestone.  It was the opportunity for governments to elaborate how they intended to meet the ambitious target of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 that they committed to as part of the Sustainable Development Goals just last year. In order…

The Impact of HIV and AIDS on Girls and Young Women Globally

  • July 12, 2016

Despite the significant advances the world has made in reducing HIV, adolescent girls and young women, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, have been left behind. According to new data from UNAIDS, adolescent girls and young women account for one in five new infections globally. In some countries in southern and eastern Africa, HIV prevalence among girls…

Documenting and Learning from Experiences of Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Report on a Convening

  • December 21, 2015

New evidence demonstrates an important step in the pursuit of transformational change with regards to Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), worldwide. A Population Council study revealed that the inclusion of gender and power in a CSE curriculum are the two most important factors in predicting its success for improving health outcomes. Innovative, feminist-friendly approaches to monitoring and…

Can Sexuality Education Advance Gender Equality
and Strengthen Education Overall?
Learning from Nigeria’s Family Life and HIV Education Program

  • December 9, 2015

The imperative to prepare the largest generation of young people in history for adulthood has driven a search for fresh approaches to educating adolescents about their bodies and sexuality. Recently, there have been calls among health experts and educators for a comprehensive, integrated approach to sexuality education that addresses not only health issues such as…

Child, Early, and Forced Marriage in Cameroon: Research Findings

  • November 5, 2015

This brief is based on research conducted by the Institut Supérieur du Sahel at the University of Maroua (Cameroon), in partnership with Association de Lutte Contre Les Violences Faites Aux Femmes (ALVF-EN), supported by IWHC. Introduction Child, early and forced marriage is widespread in Cameroon and particularly prevalent in the north of the country. As…

Proceso consultivo con actores interesados Tema: igualdad de género y el Fondo Mundial de lucha contra el sida, la tuberculosis y la malaria

  • October 30, 2015

En el 2015, la IWHC trabajó con el Fondo Mundial de lucha contra el sida, la tuberculosis y la malaria para solicitar reacciones de mujeres y niñas afectadas por estas tres enfermedades sobre como la organización puede satisfacer sus necesidades. Este informe presenta los resultados de dos consultas, una consulta presencial y otra mediante un…

Community Consultation on Gender Equality and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

  • October 20, 2015

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is a global partnership of governments, civil society organizations, and businesses that mobilize to end these epidemics. In 2015, IWHC worked with the Global Fund to seek feedback from women and girls affected by the three diseases on how the organization can better meet their needs.

IWHC Remarks at Congressional Briefing on Child Marriage

  • October 17, 2015

The following are remarks by Helena Minchew, IWHC’s Program Associate for US Foreign Policy and Advocacy, at “What Works to End Child Marriage?” an event held in Washington, D.C., on October 14, 2015, on the occasion of International Day of the Girl. Rep. Betty McCollum, the International Center for Research on Women, the Population Council,…

What the New Development Agenda Means for Women and Girls

  • September 22, 2015

After nearly three years of negotiations, 193 Member States of the United Nations have agreed to the most comprehensive agenda ever on global sustainable development. At the center of this agreement—Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development—are the Sustainable Development Goals, a set of 17 goals and 169 targets aimed at eradicating poverty…

Enlisting the Whole Government to Benefit the Whole Girl: Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage

  • July 30, 2015

An estimated 15 million girls around the world are married every year before they turn 18, often with no choice about when or whom they marry. Child marriage is practiced across all religions, ethnicities and continents. Girls who are married as children are robbed of their youth, their education, their health, and their futures. This…