The U.S. Global Health Initiative: Will it Guarantee Women’s and Girls’ Sexual and Reproductive Rights? Serra Sippel, President Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) XVIII International AIDS Conference Vienna, Austria July 18, 2010
Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) Changing U.S. foreign policy. Changing women’s lives.
The U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI) • Links HIV/AIDS, family planning, maternal & child health, TB, malaria and NTDs • Country-led • Woman & girl centered • Integrated and coordinated
U.S. Barriers to SRHR Remain Funding and Program Silos Funding restrictions Abstinence and/or Be faithful (AB) programs Anti-Prostitution Loyalty Oath (APLO) Fragmented U.S. advocacy & donor communities
Find out how the GHI is being implemented in your country Woman-centered? Civil society involvement? Meaningful involvement of women & youth living with HIV and AIDS? Integrated? Share information and speak out against U.S. policies and programs that don’t work in your country What You Can Do
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