NPR reports on the persistence of the HIV epidemic despite extensive efforts to curb new infections. The Council’s Julie Pulerwitz notes that efforts to prevent HIV have not been successful in reaching some of the most vulnerable populations.
The Council on Foreign Relations’ Women Around the World blog posted a Q&A with the Council’s Judith Bruce and Dr. Holly Atkinson of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, members of the Girls in Emergencies Consortium. The piece discusses the elevated risks adolescent girls face during humanitarian emergencies and strategies to reduce their vulnerabilities.
Young women with university degrees are five times more likely to be unemployed than young men in Egypt, according to new Population Council research on gender disparity in access to higher education.
A new Maternal Health Series from The Lancet assesses global "maternal health, its epidemiology, successes, and current failings." A World Report article in the Series about challenges for maternal health efforts quotes Charlotte Warren, who leads the Council's maternal health work, and cites findings from our Respectful Maternity Care project in Kenya.