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Towards a Transformative and Disruptive Action to Accelerate Efforts to End HIV in Children, Adolescents, and Families: Informing the UNAIDS Strategy beyond 2021

UNAIDS’ past and current strategies mobilized leadership, built initiatives, and scaled up innovations to respond to HIV among children and adolescents. Cependant, instead of using 2020 to charge towards achievement of the fast track targets for children and youth, our pace has slowed and our resolve has weakened. We need UNAIDS’ political advocacy to prioritize [more…]

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Brave Voices, Bold Actions Podcast

Women and girls are clear: they want respectful, dignified reproductive and maternal healthcare. It was the number one demand from the What Women Want campaign, which heard directly from 1.2 million women and girls across 114 pays. But what does that really mean? Respectful and dignified care starts with being listened to, but it encompasses [more…]

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Making Sense of Challenges: Engaging Religious Leaders to End Child Marriage

Twelve million girls are married every year before they reach 18—affecting girls’ access to health, l'éducation, and other opportunities. It exposes girls to violence throughout their lives and traps them in a cycle of poverty. Girls Not Brides was joined by Dr. Elisabet le Roux from the Unit for Religion and Development Research at Stellenbosch [more…]

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First, Do No Harm: Considerations for mitigating social harm risk in rolling out HIV index testing among AGYW

Partner notification linked with HIV index testing has been recommended for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in low and middle income countries to support global efforts to reach 95-95-95 goals and achieve epidemic control. While HIV index testing and partner notification services have the potential to reach AGYW aged 15-24 and their sexual partners [more…]

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Dreaming with Girls: How Aspirations Shape Contraceptive Use

Young people are critical drivers for sustainable change. Health and development organizations are increasingly partnering with adolescents to program around what matters to them today. Access to contraception alone simply is not enough. Tools and approaches that engage and respond to young people’s needs can bring young people one step closer to achieving their life [more…]

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Understanding Data on Adolescents and Youth

Empowering the largest generation of young people with the tools they need to plan their futures is central to achieving both FP2020 goals and the Sustainable Development Goals. Young leaders should be able to obtain, analyze, and compellingly present data to make their case to leaders and policy makers of the need for more resources, [more…]

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FP2020: Catalyzing Collaboration

This webinar was hosted by Family Planning 2020 (FP2020). FP2020 launched its sixth annual progress report, FP2020: Catalyzing Collaboration, on November 12 during the International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali, Rwanda. Key findings featured in the report are discussed in this webinar. In this video, FP2020 staff discuss the themes of this year’s report, [more…]

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Addressing the SRH Needs of Adolescents and Young People Living With HIV

Adolescents and young people living with HIV have particular sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV needs, which are often not met when there is a vertical disease focused approach to healthcare delivery, rather than an integrated people-centred approach. Establishing strong links between the Ministries of Health and civil society organizations has shown that these [more…]

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accountABILITY Toolkit
accountABILITY Toolkit

Women Enabled International’s accountABILITY Toolkit empowers women with disabilities and organizations working on their behalf to make use of available United Nations (UN) human rights mechanisms. Bringing the voices and experiences of women and girls with disabilities to the UN human rights system is essential to hold States accountable for their human rights obligations and [more…]

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