This report focuses on the gender dimensions of HIV-related stigma. It aims to fill a gap and advance a more nuanced understanding and more effective advocacy on how stigma affects women and girls living with HIV more, less or differently to men and boys.
One in every three girls in the developing world is married by the age of 18. One in seven marries before they reach the age of 15. In countries like Niger, Chad, Mali, Bangladesh, Guinea and the Central African Republic (CAR), the rate of early and forced marriage is 60 per cent and over.
This publication is part of a larger IPPF initiative called Girls Decide. The initiative aims to ensure that girls’ and young women’s sexuality and pregnancy-related issues are effectively addressed by leaders and service providers.
The international community has repeatedly recognized the importance of achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health, with reinvigorated efforts in 2010.
The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in awareness about early and forced marriage of girls as a widespread violation of human rights. In short, early and forced marriage exacerbate gender inequality and the likelihood of poor outcomes throughout life.
This issue focuses on the questions of "What is sexual abuse?", "How prevalent is sexual abuse among young adults?", "How does sexual abuse affect young adult reproductive health?", and "How can the needs of victims of sexual abuse be met?"
This publication concentrates on adolescent health. It gives information on adolescent related to health, sex and reproduction, sexual and reproductive health, tobacco (the greatest killer drug), death on the road, ultimate tragedy (suicides), and substance use.