Resources: Young Women & Girls

Prevention of violence against women and girls: what does the evidence say?

The first in the Lancet Special series on violence against women and girls, this paper reviews evidence for interventions to reduce the prevalence and incidence of violence against women and girls. The reviewed studies cover a broad range of intervention models, and many forms of violence – intimate partner violence, non-partner sexual assault, female genital mutilation, and child marriage. Evidence is highly skewed towards that from studies from high-income countries, with these evaluations mainly focusing on responses to violence.

 

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Empowering Young Women & Girls in Africa

UNAIDS and the African Union have just published: Empower young women and adolescent girls: Fast-tracking the end of the AIDS epidemic in Africa. The joint report outlines three political commitments to advance the rights and empowerment of Africa’s young women and girls to help Fast-Track an AIDS response firmly rooted in gender equality and social justice. The commitments are to stop new HIV infections among young women and adolescent girls in order to ensure that AIDS is no longer the leading cause of death among adolescents; to empower young women and adolescent girls through comprehensive sexuality education; and to prevent HIV infections among children and keep their mothers alive. June 2015

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South Africa: All In to #EndAdolescentAIDS

South African numbers for the All In to #EndAdolescentAIDS movement. All In! to #EndAdolescentAIDS is a platform for action and collaboration to inspire a social movement to drive better results with and for adolescents through critical changes in programmes and policy.

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All In to #EndAdolescentAIDS

All In to #EndAdolescentAIDS is a platform for action and collaboration to inspire a social movement to drive better results with and for adolescents through critical changes in programmes and policy. It is convened by a leadership group that includes the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, and the adolescent and youth movement represented the HIV Young Leaders Fund/ the PACT and Y+. 2015

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