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Evidence over Ideology: HIV Interventions that Work

Posted on December 1, 2016  |  Related Issues: 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  |  Related Issues: 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  |  Related Issues: 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  |  Related Issues: 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  |  Related Issues: 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  |  Related Issues:

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.


Let’s stand together to make #IntlMHDay official

Posted on April 8, 2016  |  Related Issues: Maternal Health

Today, April 11, we celebrate the third annual International Day for Maternal Health and Rights by recognizing the right to safe motherhood. The International Day for Maternal Health and Rights was created to highlight the women and girls who survive and thrive because they have access to respectful and skilled care; and to honor the advocates, researchers, and providers who have committed to making this care accessible to all.


Criminalization Fuels the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic for Women and Girls

Posted on March 30, 2016  |  Related Issues: Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health, Women, Girls, and HIV

Violence, stigma, discrimination, and criminalization are counterproductive to the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls, and also help to drive the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.