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International Day for Maternal Health and Rights: A Call for Action

Posted on April 11, 2017  |  Maternal Health

Maternal rights violations continue to persist and the United Nations’ recognition of this day would bring much-needed attention and funding to address health and rights challenges so many women face.


Between Her and Her Rights: Criminalization of Sex Work is the Barrier

Posted on December 16, 2016  | 

Around the world, criminal laws on sex work prevent sex workers from accessing the health and legal systems that should serve them—and that must change.


Evidence over Ideology: HIV Interventions that Work

Posted on December 1, 2016  |  Women, Girls, and HIV

We know what works to prevent HIV. Over the course of the epidemic, we have seen the body of evidence grow. Unfortunately, in too many cases, we have also seen donors and implementers favor interventions based on ideology rather than data.


America under Trump must not overlook the importance of women in battling HIV

Posted on December 1, 2016  |  Women, Girls, and HIV

Over the course of more than a decade, the US government spent in excess of $41bn (£33bn) on HIV prevention and treatment without investing in targeted prevention for adolescent girls and young women abroad.


Celebrating Girls, Transforming Girl Engagement

Posted on October 11, 2016  |  Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health, Women, Girls, and HIV

Girls are at the heart of building a sustainable, empowered, and healthy future for all of us. Today, on International Day of the Girl Child, there is a lot to celebrate.


Enforcing a Stigma Hurts H.I.V. Prevention Efforts

Posted on August 30, 2016  |  Women, Girls, and HIV, U.S. Foreign Policy & Funding

Sex workers worldwide are disproportionately affected by H.I.V. because of the stigma and discrimination they face, which makes the U.S. Anti-Prostitution Loyalty Oath (A.P.L.O.) particularly egregious and offensive.


Exporting the War on Women: U.S. Abortion Policy and its Global Impact

Posted on May 16, 2016  |  U.S. Foreign Policy & Funding

Is the U.S. exporting the war on women? U.S. and global advocates and experts discuss how U.S. restrictions on funding for abortion and abortion-related activities impede progress on the Global Goals and empowerment of women and girls.


#TBT Not the First Time PEPFAR Told to End Abstinence Programs

Posted on May 5, 2016  | 

A new Stanford University School of Medicine study published this week in Health Affairs found that promoting abstinence until marriage and sexual fidelity in marriage, an intervention that the U.S. invested $1.4 billion in from 2004–2013, is not an effective HIV prevention strategy.