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When women lead, change happens

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UNAIDS

On International Women’s Day 2017, UNAIDS released a new report, When women lead, change happens, which shows the urgent need to scale up HIV prevention and treatment services for women and girls. To access the supporting materials, including the press release, social media pack and related videos, click here.

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

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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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Get on the Fast-Track: the life-cycle approach to HIV

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UNAIDS

In this report, UNAIDS is announcing that 18.2 million people now have access to HIV treatment. The Fast-Track response is working. Increasing treatment coverage is reducing AIDS-related deaths among adults and children. But the life-cycle approach has to include more than just treatment. Tuberculosis (TB) remains among the commonest causes of illness and death among people living with HIV of all ages, causing about one third of AIDS-related deaths in 2015. These deaths could and should have been prevented.

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Girls are counting on us to count them

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for action against the disadvantage and discrimination borne by girls. As we work towards this goal, ensuring that quality gender data is collected, analyzed, and used for decision making continues to be a challenge. The theme for this year's International Day of the Girl (October 11) is Girls' Progress = Goals' Progress: What Counts for Girls. We cannot continue to promise a better, healthier world for girls if we cannot distinguish them in the data that drives our decision making.

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MEASURE Evaluation
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MEASURE Evaluation

More Than Just A Game

In a region where youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services are incredibly hard to come by, Grassroot Soccer champions an innovative approach to interactive learning through the use of play and games, the language of sport, and sport routines.

Author
Jenn Warren, with reflections from Boitumelo Rakobo and Athiphila Sidondi
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Grassroot Soccer

Building Evidence to Guide PrEP Introduction for Adolescent Girls and Young Women

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Nanlesta Pilgrim, Sanyukta Mathur, Ann Gottert, Naomi Rutenberg, and Julie Pulerwitz

Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), ages 15–24 years, account for 75 percent of young people in sub-Saharan Africa who are living with HIV.  As many as 7,000 new infections a week are occurring among the most vulnerable AGYW in Eastern and Southern Africa; AIDS is the leading cause of death for adolescent girls ages 10–19 in Africa.  In sub-Saharan Africa, women acquire HIV five to seven years earlier than men, and young women are at an increased risk of HIV acquisition compared to young men.

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