Young African-American women must be at the forefront of the reproductive justice movement as they are more likely to receive an HIV diagnosis, to die during childbirth and receive a late cervical cancer diagnosis.
Adolescent girls and young women in South Africa are more susceptible to contracting HIV than their male counterparts. This article takes a gendered look at the HIV epidemic and the challenges adolescent girls and young women face which contribute to high rates of new infections among this demographic.
The First Lady of Ghana has called for education and skills development programmes to empower young women and girls and so they are better informed to take decisions about their sexuality and prevent HIV.
Tina Nash, a health promotion facilitator in Alberta, Canada, explains the role HIV status plays when it comes to decisions Indigenous women living with HIV make around their sexual and reproductive health.
Young women (15-24 years) in sub-Saharan Africa are eight times more likely to be living with HIV than their male counterparts. The time has come to think innovatively about how to reach young people and meet their needs.
If the battle to eradicate AIDS in this lifetime is to be won, there is a need for urgent transformation of the structural causes of inequality that render women vulnerable to infection and the advancement of women's rights.
For over two decades, women constitute the largest share of caregivers, community-level workers and volunteers who provide critical HIV prevention, treatment and support services both inside and outside their families.
Girl Effect’s youth brand in Malawi has been recognised at the AIDS 2018 pre-conference by winning a Demand Creation Challenge award for best-in-class innovative, high-impact communication-based approaches to HIV prevention.
Adolescent girls living with HIV face significant barriers, including stigma and harmful gender norms, which often lead to isolation from their families and communities and a lack of the social support they need.
DREAMS Namibia is an initiative that empowers adolescent girls and young women to remain HIV-free and fully achieve their potential by addressing structural drivers that increase girls' HIV risk, including gender inequality.