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…
Governments must act immediately to halt the spread of HIV among its young populations, and young people themselves must be at the center of these efforts. But young people thus far have been noticeably absent from the decision-making process, and not for lack of trying.
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.
Today the State Department released the U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls, the first of its kind to focus on girls worldwide and the myriad challenges they face.
A discussion about what research on sexuality education tells us about the components of truly comprehensive and effective programs.
Meet Monica Oguttu, a strong advocate and leader who is making significant advances for girls' and women's health and rights in Kenya.
Established in 1994 as a Karachi-based community project, Aahung has become a leading authority in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Pakistan. Aahung works with schools, medical education institutions, and non-governmental and governmental organizations to advance the health and rights of adolescents.
The International Women's Health Coalition welcomed a new UN resolution that makes clear that health services for migrant women must include sexual and reproductive health services, including emergency contraception and safe abortion for women who have been raped.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) proved himself a powerful ambassador for women and girls last week by supporting UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, on the Senate floor. UNFPA provides vital sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning, care during pregnancy and childbirth,…