Women's Global Health Imperative
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Socio-Economic Interventions For Girls




The goal of our Socio-Economic Interventions program is to increase girls' control over sexual interactions and to prevent HIV, STIs, and unintended pregnancies.

Objective: To develop socio-economic interventions that combine:

  • A livelihoods strategy to promote economic power through programs such as micro-credit, vocational training and placement, and linkages to sustainable and non-traditional market opportunities.

  • A sexual and reproductive health strategy to increase access to clinical, counseling, and testing services and to provide knowledge through a life skills curriculum that emphasizes self-esteem, negotiation, and decision-making.

  • A social change strategy to stimulate community dialogue regarding social norms that reinforce gender inequalities.

  • A policy, advocacy, and dissemination strategy to promote these interventions with CBOs, NGOs, government agencies and academic institutions.



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