Providing comprehensive sexuality education to adolescents can help combat the surge of sexual and gender-based violence in South Africa.
To end AIDS, we must challenge dangerous gender norms that encourage sexual violence, sexism, and homophobic hatred, and deepen our investment in comprehensive sexuality education.
Here are some snapshots from the week-long conference—some of the speakers and activists from inside the convention halls and the protests outside who helped ensure the world keeps its focus on ending AIDS. Read more about the 21st International AIDS Conference >> Meet four dynamic women activists who attended the conference >>…
Leaders recognize that women’s and girls’ rights and gender equality are essential to ending HIV epidemic.
IWHC will join with leaders of several major institutions engaged in responding to HIV and AIDS to put forth plans to curb the epidemic among girls and young women, who are disproportionately affected.
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…
Abortion has been legal in South Africa for 20 years. But poverty, lack of access to information, and stigma remain significant barriers to actually obtaining safe abortion services.
IWHC's Leadership Council featured Sisonke Msimang, a columnist for the Daily Maverick and IWHC board member. She discussed gender equality, race, and activism for women's rights in South Africa with IWHC President Françoise Girard.
South African writer and activist Sisonke Msimang spoke about the country's emerging movement for gender equality at a recent IWHC luncheon.
We are ordinary South African women and men. We use the justice system on a daily basis, working with women and men who are seeking justice for violent crimes committed against them. We are sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles, mothers and fathers, of women and men who have been raped. Some of us are…