Adolescent girls and young women account for 71 per cent of new HIV infections among young people in sub-Saharan Africa. They are more vulnerable to HIV because they are often subjected to a range of gender and age based biases, discrimination and violence, including sexual assault, forced marriage and trafficking. Despite growing HIV-related responses, they and their communities most often do not have the capacity, voice and power to hold these service providers accountable for improved delivery of quality HIV-related services.
In 2016, IDLO was selected as a winner of the DREAMS Innovation Challenge, which supports innovative solutions from 55 organizations, to infuse new thinking and approaches to meet the urgent, complex needs of adolescent girls and young women in Uganda and Tanzania.
With the commitment to implementing the United Nations' 2030 Agenda, IDLO's activities in Ukraine worked to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 3, 5, 10 and 16. [ Find out more ]