Girls Left Behind: Redirecting HIV Interventions PDF Print E-mail

AUTHOR: J. Bruce
DATE: 2007
PUBLISHER: The Population Council

This four-page brief discusses the major factors that place girls at risk of HIV infection: social isolation, absence from school, child marriage, unsafe sex, and pressure to provide productive labor. The document offers suggestions on better reaching girls, including targeting areas with high concentrations of girls, increasing adolescent girls' attendance in school, delaying marriage, supporting girls-only spaces, mentoring, and livelihoods initiatives.

 

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