Economic Empowerment and HIV Interventions for Girls and Young Women

Emerging Insights on Economic Empowerment and HIV Interventions for Girls and Young Women
April 22-23, 2010 | Washington, D.C.

Girls and young women are disproportionately affected by both poverty and HIV. Donors, policymakers, researchers and program implementers are exploring economic empowerment programs as a strategy to improve the economic and health status of girls and young women. But the linkages between HIV status and economic status are complex, and the role that economic approaches play in preventing HIV infection and mitigating its impact is unproven.

In April 2010, ICRW with support from the Nike Foundation convened a meeting of researchers, program implementers, policymakers and donors to explore these linkages and approaches. Discussions among participants emphasized the complexity of the issues and generated many challenges and questions that need further exploration.

Background paper »

Meeting report »

Related News

New Delhi, 6 August 2015:  To identify solution-oriented strategies to prevent and address violence against women and girls (VAWG) through effective engagement of men and boys, the International...
More »
ICRW researchers speak to Nita Bhalla about efforts to confront traditional gender roles and challenge sexism among youth in Mumbai schools. These efforts are central to ICRW's GEMS program and are...
More »
ICRW's researchers speak to Nita Bhalla on efforts to confront traditional gender roles and challenge sexism among youth in Mumbai schools. These efforts are central to ICRW's GEMS program and are...
More »
Lyric Thompson writes for the Thomson Reuters Foundation on global progress toward the Millennium Development Goals and how far we have to go to truly achieve gender equality worldwide. She...
More »