Multipurpose prevention technologies hold great promise, but more US investment is needed

By Heather D. Boonstra and Bethany Young Holt, Ph.D.  - Originally posted on: The Hill

On World AIDS Day—held across the globe on December 1—we look back on how far we have come in the fight against AIDS and examine the work still left to do. One thing is clear: Sexually active women around the world, and especially in countries with high rates of HIV and pregnancy-related deaths, need more and better options to protect themselves against both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Read More...

Women Deliver’s Young Leaders Program Named Top Model Youth Leadership Program

At Women Deliver, we believe that the health and rights of young people are a priority. They are powerful spokespeople for their own needs and agents of change who can transform policies, programs, and communities for the better. Across the globe, young people are driving social progress and directly influencing the sustainability and resilience of their communities and nations. Read more...

#OrangetheWorld to End Violence Against Women

Today is International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, or what social media is calling #OrangetheWorld. These 16 days of activism – leading up to Human Rights Day on December 10 – are raising public awareness about a huge global health problem affecting the health of millions of girls and women. That problem is violence. Read More...



Celebrate Solutions: Securing Women’s Land Rights in Rwanda

By: Brittany Tatum, Women Deliver

It was not until 1999 that women gained the right to own land in Rwanda. As a country with one of the highest population densities in Africa, Rwandan land is a valuable commodity. Even though women now have the right to own land, almost 80 percent of women in rural areas of Rwanda do not know their property rights. For those who do, customary laws can still undermine their right to inherit land. These disparities have not gone unnoticed. There are some notable organizations in Rwanda helping women learn about and enforce their land rights. Read More...

Why #WeCantWait – Lack of Toilets Put Nearly Half-a-Billion Women at Risk

By: Brittany Tatum; Originally Posted on Global Citizen

Since 2001, World Toilet Day has been recognized globally, to bring focus to the 2.4 billion people worldwide who lack access to a safe, clean bathroom. If you were to put a magnifying glass to that astoundingly large population, you would see that women struggle most from the lack of adequate sanitation: One in 3 women worldwide–– or 526 million––have nowhere safe to go; This is a problem that most of us cannot even imagine. Read More...

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