Victorine (pictured, left) is from a small, farming village in northwest Cameroon. Few girls there go to school, and those who do are usually pulled out before they graduate and are married off before they turn 18. But Victorine has different plans for her future. She wants to be a lawyer. Victorine is…
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
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…
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…
TICAH's aim is to promote health, with a focus on good relationships, healthy households, and community action.
The declaration makes bold new commitments to realize human rights, address the drivers of HIV among women and girls, and give young people the information and services they need to better protect themselves from HIV. But it fails to address discrimination against and criminalization of key populations affected by HIV.
GOJoven Guatemala fights for the sexual and reproductive rights of marginalized adolescents and youth through training, research, communication, and political advocacy.
The Council on Foreign Relations' Rachel Vogelstein spoke at a recent Leadership Council luncheon about progress on women's rights since the 1995 Beijing World Conference on Women.
Efforts to capture data and lessons learned from our program are complicated by the fact that conducting this kind of evaluation is difficult, and the girls are influenced by a variety of stakeholders, including their parents, peers, communities, and the mass media.
A discussion about what research on sexuality education tells us about the components of truly comprehensive and effective programs.
2015 was a momentous year for women—a year of impressive achievements but also extreme hardship. Here are our highlights for 2015.