Women represent more than half of all people living with HIV worldwide. The combination of social and political inequalities, lack of access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, and severe poverty renders women and girls disproportionately vulnerable to the virus. Despite this, there are few programs aimed at curbing the pandemic's spread that accurately reflect the realities of women's lives. Additionally, the same factors that make women vulnerable to HIV put them at risk for other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common STI in the world and a cause of cervical cancer.
Browse our resources on HIV/AIDS and STIs below.
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionWednesday, 16 March 2011
"It is clear that the provisions of the Mexico City Policy are unnecessarily broad and unwarranted under current law, and for the past eight years, they have undermined efforts to promote safe and effective voluntary family planning in developing countries. For these reasons, it is right for us to rescind this policy and restore critical efforts to protect and empower women and promote global economic development."
President Obama, January 24, 2009
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionFriday, 20 August 2010
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionMonday, 21 December 2009Each year, the International Women's Health Coalition issues the "Top Ten Wins for Women's Health and Rights."
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionThursday, 05 March 2009>>Also available in Word and PDF format
BURKINA FASO LAW No. 030-2008/AN
GOVERNING HIV/AIDS AND PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionTuesday, 03 February 2009
This post is by Audacia Ray and originally appeared on Our Bodies, Our Blog on January 26, 2009.
Demand for newer and better devices that protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections is constant — partly due to the fact that the process of development, testing and approval takes forever, and partly because what’s on the market often leaves something to be desired.
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionMonday, 22 December 2008Each year, the International Women's Health Coalition issues the "Top Ten Wins for Women's Health and Rights."
Written By Whitney WelshimerTuesday, 02 December 2008
I walked alongside women, men, youth, and young children at a One in Nine Campaign march earlier this month in Cape Town, South Africa to protest the failure of justice systems worldwide to protect victims of sexual assault, gender-based violence, and murder.
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionMonday, 01 December 2008
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Summary: By Open Society Institute, 2008. Endorsed by IWHC.
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionTuesday, 28 October 2008>>Available in PDF
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionFriday, 26 September 2008
Dear U.S. Presidential Candidates,
Women have taken center stage in this year's race for the next President of the United States. We're not just talking about Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton-increasingly, election coverage has focused on women's roles in national security and foreign policy, the importance of the women voters, and debates over what constitutes sexism.
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