Our funding model supports programs designed to reach women and girls with critical services.In particular, we encourage countries to link HIV services with other reproductive health services, including those for newborns, their mothers, and adolescents.
Sexual and gender-based violence increases a woman’s vulnerability to HIV, and can result in additional physical, mental, sexual, reproductive and other health problems.
One example of our investment in women is helping countries scale up antenatal services, particularly for women who are HIV-positive.
Through 2016 more than 4.25 million women have received treatment to prevent the transmission of HIV to their babies.
As hard as money was to come by, having it did not guarantee she would get the fish she needed to sell, Elizabeth said.
To sell her their fish, the fishermen demanded not just money, but sex.