International solidarity: from HIV/AIDs to Covid19

Mohga Kamal-Yanni Influencing

by Mohga Kamal-Yanni, Anna Marriott and Ruth Mayne Millions of people continue to suffer and die from Covid-19. Yet, while rich countries have vaccinated more than 40% of their population and are rapidly advancing towards herd immunity against Covid-19, 39 developing countries have vaccinated only around 1%. This blog explores how international solidarity can help end this global injustice.  Patent …

Why we can’t talk about one without the other: Sexual and reproductive rights and women’s economic empowerment

Preethi Sundaram Gender, Her Series, Violence Against Women and Girls, Women's Economic Empowerment Leave a Comment

So far in our Her Series we’ve touched on various issues from the effects of unpaid care to gender equality and global institutions. Now, Preethi Sundaram from International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), shares with us her thoughts on the links between sexual and reproductive rights and women’s economic empowerment. he sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and …

Women’s economic empowerment and the HIV and AIDS response

Alysa Remtulla Gender, Her Series, Women's Economic Empowerment Leave a Comment

We know that gender inequality fuels the HIV epidemic and that women’s economic empowerment is a powerful tool to change gender relations. Does that mean that women’s economic empowerment can reduce women’s vulnerability to HIV? Evidence reveals the relationship may be more complicated. In 2015, young women (15-24) made up 20% of all new HIV infections (despite representing just 11% …