Fact Sheets

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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The DREAMS Partnership

Posted on November 20, 2015

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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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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Female genital cutting & SRHR

Posted on August 25, 2015

Female genital cutting violates human rights principles and impacts the sexual and reproductive health and rights of the 133 million women and girls who have experienced cutting.

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Anti-Prostitution Loyalty Oath (APLO)

Posted on August 5, 2015

The anti-prostitution loyalty oath (APLO) is a provision in the U.S. Leadership Act of 2003 (the Act) which requires all recipients of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funding to “have a policy explicitly opposing prostitution.”

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USAID Acting On The Call & Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Posted on October 15, 2014

In June 2014, USAID launched Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths. Based on USAID’s 18-month review of maternal and newborn child health funding, the action plan outlines USAID’s expressed commitment to end preventable child and maternal deaths by shifting resources to maternal health and family planning, and implementing technical approaches and proven interventions including family planning and HIV— major components of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

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