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Putting women in the centre of the global HIV response is key to achieving epidemic control

As we celebrated International Women’s Day and applauded the many successes that women have,   and continue to achieve globally, we are also reminded of the many challenges that remain. HIV/AIDS   continues to be one such challenge.


South Africa: Health Department to Investigate 'Forced' Sterilisations of Women Living With HIV

The Department of Health will investigate allegations that women living with HIV were coerced to undergo involuntary sterilisation. Last month, the Commission for Gender Equality released a report on the practice after an investigation that was prompted by a complaint it received in 2015.


Adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa more than twice as likely to acquire HIV

Between 1995 and 2018, the steepest decrease in new HIV infections among women occurred among adolescent girls and young women (aged 15 to 24 years)—a decline of 44% globally.


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Recent Resources

Intersectionality and Women who use Drugs

Intersectionality refers to the ways in which different aspects of a person’s identity can expose...

Addressing the Specific Needs of Women who Inject Drugs

Throughout the world, people who inject drugs experience stigmatization, vulnerability,...

Feminist Movements and Women Resisting the War on Drugs

From South Africa to Myanmar, from Brazil to Kyrgyzstan, women are resisting the war on drugs....

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