Fact Sheets

The DREAMS Partnership

Posted on November 30, 2016

The DREAMS Partnership is a public-private partnership between the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Girl Effect to reduce the disproportionate level of new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa.

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U.S. Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls & SRHR

Posted on October 11, 2016

Sixty-two million girls are not in school and 250 million adolescent girls are living in poverty worldwide. To address this global challenge, in March of 2016, the U.S. Department of State released the United States Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls. What does it mean for SRHR?

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Zika (With EndNotes)

Posted on September 29, 2016

Zika is a mosquito-borne virus with symptoms that include fever, rash, joint pain, conjunctivitis, and headache, which last from several days to a week.

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Zika

Posted on September 29, 2016

Human rights are at the core of sexual and reproductive health and rights and serve as a critical roadmap to addressing health crises such as the Zika outbreak. Global health responses must be founded in these rights to help protect the rights of women before, during, and after pregnancy, regardless of disease.

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Report Summary: All Women, All Rights, Sex Workers Included:

Posted on July 17, 2016

Too often, female sex workers (FSWs) are excluded from policymaking conversations about their own sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). FSWs experience significant unmet sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) needs related to HIV/AIDS, family planning, sexual health, maternal health, and gender-based violence. Yet, the global response to the health of FSWs has focused largely on HIV, at times to the exclusion of other vital SRHR needs.

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Female Condoms

Posted on October 23, 2015

Female condoms are currently the only available prevention method that provides effective protection against both STI/HIV transmission and unintended pregnancy and that are designed for women to initiate. They are also an important method of protection for people of all genders who engage in receptive vaginal or anal sex, giving them more agency over their sexual health. They should be a standard option in an array of available methods for contraception and STI/HIV prevention to meet women's diverse needs and preferences.

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Report Summary: The Right To Safe Motherhood

Posted on October 14, 2015

This report examines the causes of maternal death and disability, the obstacles to accessing proper care, the structures that keep women from exercising their rights, the global response, and the policy issues and challenges.

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U.S. Civil Society Shadow Report on Beijing+20

Posted on September 25, 2015

The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights have issued a shadow report on the U.S. Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

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