HIV/AIDS

Worldwide, about half the HIV-positive population is made up of women. In Sub-Saharan Africa 60 percent of those living with HIV are women in a region that accounts for 75 percent of AIDS deaths. Globally, women are more vulnerable to the virus due to sexual coercion, early marriage, cultural stigma and poverty. In the U.S., HIV is the third leading cause of death among African American women aged 25-44 compared with the fifth leading cause for all women. Low-income women suffer disproportionately: nearly two-thirds of HIV-positive women in the U.S. report annual incomes of under $10,000. Our network is active at the research, grassroots and public health levels, raising awareness about disparities and ensuring that prevention, testing and treatment are made more affordable and accessible.

Mallika Dutt Calls for the End of Violence Against Women at Clinton Global Initiative Conference

At the Opening Plenary of the Clinton Global Initiative conference this Tuesday, Mallika Dutt took the stage with former President Bill Clinton and issued a call to end violence against women and the spread of HIV/AIDS.  Mallika Dutt is the executive director of Breakthrough.  She kindly spoke at our joint conference with the U.S. National Committee for UNIFEM this June, presenting her latest campaign, Bell Bajao (Ring the Bell).


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Girls Discovered: Global Maps of Adolescent Girls

What do we know about girls?


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The Center Works to Improve State Law and Federal Policy on International Trafficking of Women and Girls

April 19, 2010

For the first time in 2010, the US Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report will assess efforts made by governments and others within the United States to address trafficking. Because the Center has led the way to assist state legislators in the 50 states to develop effective laws and policies, we believe that our comments to the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Office will be invaluable to this assessment.

Jennifer Buffett: Women and Girls Key To Solving Global Poverty

Jennifer Buffett is a member of the ICRW Leadership Council, a team of high-profile visionaries helping to advance ICRWs mission to empower women, achieve gender equality and fight poverty in the developing world. Each understands the important role ICRW plays in showing that investing in women and girls creates sustainable social and economic change. They know that when women and girls have the confidence to reach their full potential, their families, communities and countries prosper.

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Women, Health & the Environment

This special issue of Our Planet, published by the United Nations Environmental Programme, underlines women's unique vulnerability to environment-related health problems, from water and sanitation issues to ones of indoor air pollution.

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