One in five children in sub-Saharan Africa, or nearly 148 million, will live on less than $1.90 per day in 2030, according to new projections in a report from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) cited by Reuters.
In honor of Women's Equality Day, First Republic interviewed Population Council President Julia Bunting about her experience and how the Council is helping empower girls and women around the world.
The Lancet HIV featured a Comment by Population Council experts that proposes a new framework for enhancing informed choice, effective use, and quality service provision around PrEP for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). Sanyukta Mathur, Nanlesta Pilgrim and Julie Pulerwitz write that PrEP offers an opportunity for AGYW to access a promising new prevention technology.
The Population Council's Bangladeshi Association for Life Skills, Income, and Knowledge for Adolescents (BALIKA) program was featured in the Dhaka Tribune. The op-ed discussed how empowering adolescent girls with digital knowledge and access to technology could help foster gender equality.
The Council addresses FGM/C as a human rights abuse and a contributor to gender inequality. Our FGM/C program advances multidisciplinary and multinational efforts needed to eliminate this harmful practice in many countries. Salma Abou Hussein, who works in the Population Council’s Egypt office, spoke with L’Orient Le Jour about female genital mutilation/cutting in Egypt.
Julie Pulerwitz, Director of Social and Operations Research in the Council’s HIV and AIDS program, spoke with NewsDeeply’s Women & Girls Hub at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. She discussed girls’ and women’s increased vulnerability to HIV, and how reaching this key population is critical to ending the epidemic.