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UNAIDS takes stock 25 years on from the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action for advancing the rights of women and girls and gender equality

The bad news about HIV, as Winnie Byanyima sums up plainly, is that it “sits on top of socio-economic injustices”. The UNAIDS Executive Director was speaking at the launch of the report “We’ve Got The Power – women, adolescent girls and the HIV response”.


Addressing the vulnerabilities that lead to HIV in young women

For many young women and girls, making safe and informed choices, which could limit their exposure to HIV, is no simple task. A young woman in poverty may be forced to exchange sex for favours, or to accept a marriage proposal from an older man.


Forty years into the HIV epidemic, AIDS remains the leading cause of death of women of reproductive age—UNAIDS calls for bold action

Gender discrimination and violence, gaps in education and lack of economic empowerment and protection of sexual and reproductive health and rights are blocking progress.


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Recent Resources

Global progress report on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections, 2021

The Global progress report on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections assesses the...

Making the HIV Response Work for Women Through Film

Many women and girls worldwide continue to face rejection, prejudice, economic insecurity, rights...

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