Africa: Global Fund Rolls Out Strategic Actions for Gender Equality Initiative

NEW YORK, 7 September 2016 (allAfrica) - As part of its new strategy for 2017-2022, the Global Fund has placed increased emphasis on rights and gender. One of the four strategic objectives focuses directly on promoting and protecting human rights and gender equality, aiming to scale up programs to support women and girls (including programs to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights) and invest to reduce health inequities (including gender and age-related disparities).

Stigma deter Adollescents

NAIROBI, 15 September 2016 (allAfrica) - Adolescent girls and young women infected with HIV infections face stigma and discrimination when they seek reproductive health services such as family planning.

A group of adolescent girls and young women living with HIV under the auspices of a group called Sauti Skika say due to this unmet need for family planning, it makes them more vulnerable to unplanned pregnancies and at risk of reinfections.