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A selection of publications and studies on women and girls.

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Adolescent Boys and Young men

14 Mar, 2016

The Truth About Adolescent Boys: New publication by Promundo and UNFPA highlights importance of engaging young men in gender equality and in sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Strengthening Community Platforms to Address Gender Norms

9 Mar, 2016

In 2014, there were 25.8 million people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, more than half of them women. Several studies have reported that girls’ and women’s risk of HIV infection is associated with gender inequality and violence. Harmful gender norms can lead to risky behaviors, violence, substance abuse, pursuit of multiple sexual partners, and domination of women.

Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice: What's Law Got to Do with It?

2 Mar, 2016

This Collection offers multiple routes to sexuality and gender justice and numerous suggestions of what sexuality and gender justice could be in a plurality of contexts. It also suggests that there are many potential pitfalls and barriers to justice or progress. What this Collection highlights, however, is that by listening carefully to each other and by paying careful attention to the needs of those working on the ground, we give ourselves the best chances of success, individually and collectively.

Euro Scientist - Special Issue on Gender Balance

28 Jan, 2016

In this Special Issue on Gender Balance, we have asked the views of Nobel Laureates, who have an interesting perspective on women in science. You will also discover a wealth of opinions describing what remains to be done to start resolving gender issues.

AIDSFree Prevention Update

22 Dec, 2015

This is the December 2015 edition of the AIDSFree Prevention Update, an initiative of the Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) Project. The AIDSFree Prevention Update is a monthly snapshot of current peer-reviewed literature and state-of-the-art program resources, tools, and curricula on HIV prevention.

Operational Approaches for Comprehensive Sex Worker Programmes

21 Dec, 2015

This presentation is an overview of the 2012 recommendations by WHO, UNAIDS, UNFPA, the World Bank and NSWP on the implementation of Comprehensive HIV/STI Programmes with Sex Workers: Practical Approaches from Collaborative Interventions


16 Dec, 2015

This report summerizes the desk review of Global Fund Concept Notes submitted by Kenya, Malawi, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe and assesses the inclusion of civil society and community groups' priorities in these concept notes.  The results of the analysis reveal that there is wide variation in the degree to which concept notes include civil society priorities. Malawi’s concept note is by far the most responsive to civil society priorities (87%) and Zambia’s is the least (38%).

Protection against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics in the EU – Comparative legal analysis – Update 2015

14 Dec, 2015

This report outlines trends and developments at national and EU level, focusing on access to and legal recognition of gender; non-discrimination in employment; freedom of expression and assembly; as well as freedom of movement, family reunification, and asylum, including international protection for LGBTI people and their family members. In addition, this report for the first time addresses in-depth the fundamental rights situation of intersex persons.

New research highlights needs of young people most at risk of HIV

9 Jun, 2015

The Population Council has released three new briefings as part of its role as research partner in the Dutch-funded Link Up project. Two of the briefs describe the findings from the baseline surveys of men who have sex with men in Myanmar, and women who sell sex in the brothels of Bangladesh. The third brief examines a series of in-depth interviews conducted with women who sell sex in Adama, Ethiopia. “By detailing key findings and describing the needs of these populations, the research teams hope that this research will help the partners who are implementing this project strengthen


9 Jun, 2015

In order to guide regional and global advocacy and inform political dialogue on HIV prevention and treatment among young women and adolescent girls, UNAIDS and the African Union have launched a joint report entitled Empower young women and adolescent girls: Fast-Tracking the end of the AIDS epidemic in Africa. The document 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.



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