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Gender inequality and HIV

Author
Avert

Despite progress in many aspects of the global HIV response, women - particularly adolescent girls and young women - continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV. Women constitute more than half of all people living with HIV. AIDS-related illnesses remain the leading cause of death for women aged 30-49 and the third leading cause of death for women aged 15-29.

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HIV prevention: mapping Mozambican people's views on the acceptability of the widow's sexual cleansing ritual called pita-kufa

BACKGROUND: In Mozambique, the widow is traditionally required to undergo a cleansing ritual called pita-kufa, which generally involves several sessions of unprotected sexual intercourse with the brother of her deceased husband. This ritual may play a role in the spread of HIV and reveals, to some degree, the subordinate position to which women are subjected in Mozambican society.

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Foundations of Gender Equality in the Health Workforce Self enrolment

This course is intended to expose the participant to basic concepts, issues, and standards related to gender equality in the health workforce, including legal and policy protections.It covers:

  • Gender in the Health Workforce
  • Discrimination and Inequality
  • Workplace Violence
  • Sexual Harassment in the Health Workforce
  • Creating a Policy and Legal Environment to Promote Gender Equality in the Health Workforce

Harnessing the Power of Data for Girls: Taking stock and looking ahead to 2030

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Yes
Author
UNICEF

Data tell us that the lives of girls today are better in many respects than those of preceding generations. Girls are now more likely to survive childhood, more likely to attend school and complete their education, less likely to be undernourished and less likely to marry as children. Yet girls still suffer significant deprivations and inequalities, many of which result from the persistent gender discrimination faced by girls and women everywhere.

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DREAMS Country Fact Sheets: Zimbabwe

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Yes
Author
PEPFAR

DREAMS is an ambitious $385 million partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries. The goal of DREAMS is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women. Girls and young women account for 71 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa.

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DREAMS Country Fact Sheets: Zambia

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Yes
Author
PEPFAR

DREAMS is an ambitious $385 million partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries. The goal of DREAMS is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women. Girls and young women account for 71 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa.

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DREAMS Country Fact Sheets: Uganda

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Author
PEPFAR

DREAMS is an ambitious $385 million partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries. The goal of DREAMS is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women. Girls and young women account for 71 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa.

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

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Global

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joins the international community in commemorating 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence,which began on Friday, November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) and ends on December 10 (International Human Rights Day).

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

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Author
USAID

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joins the international community in commemorating 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence,which began on Friday, November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) and ends on December 10 (International Human Rights Day).

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DREAMS Country Fact Sheets: Tanzania

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Yes
Author
PEPFAR

DREAMS is an ambitious $385 million partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries. The goal of DREAMS is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women. Girls and young women account for 71 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa.

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