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On International Women’s Day 2017, UNAIDS released a new report, When women lead, change happens , which shows the urgent need to scale up HIV prevention and treatment services for women and girls. To access the supporting materials, including the press release, social media pack and related videos, click here . UNAIDS has developed this special website as a companion platform to the report to provide further resources around women’s and girl’s issues, including related documents, stories, videos and websites.


 


 

The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) welcomed today’s announcement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau that $650 million will be directed over three years towards women’s empowerment, including sexual and reproductive health […]

 


 

This blog first appeared on the Huffington Post here .

By Wendy Therrien, Director of External Relations for the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (CAN-MNCH)

There is much to celebrate as the Fifth Replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria concluded in Montreal this past weekend. Global leaders pledged over US$12.9 billion dollars which will help save 8 million lives and stop an additional 300 million new infections worldwide by 2019, as well as contribute to ending these deadly diseases as epidemics by 2030. This is truly a promising horizon.

The discussions that took place in Montreal evoked for me a memory from … Read more 


 

This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post Canada here .

By Monica Geingos, First Lady of the Republic of Namibia

In many parts of Africa, there are women who have no way of negotiating the choice, or use, of contraceptives with a partner. There are women in relationships who have no option of refusing sex, nor the power to require use of a condom. While HIV infections among the general population of eastern and southern Africa have been plummeting, it has resurfaced and started to grow among adolescent girls and young women.

It is clear that sufficient effort has been placed in effective strategies to reduce the raging HIV … Read more