Back to School: Educating Girls to Fight HIV

8 August 2018

A quality education is essential for children, but for girls at risk of HIV, it is a necessary and lifesaving measure. Girls and young women across the world remain one of the most vulnerable populations for HIV. There are 1.1 billion girls in the world and every four minutes, three girls become infected with HIV. Girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa are 14 times more likely to be infected by HIV than their male counterparts.

Young women and girls’ vulnerability to HIV infections is the result of a combination of societal inequalities, including the lack of safe workplaces, of access to health care services, of sufficient political representation, as well as of adequate education.

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