Achieving more for Girls and Young Women: Sharing insights and a roadmap for success

This event brought together a community of practitioners to interact and learn with and from each other, and to share insights from cutting-edge programming experiences within the mainline programmes that serve girls’ interests, within and beyond the joint HIV response.

Event participants included practitioners from 15 African programme countries; Girl Ambassadors; Implementing Partners supporting girl-centered programmes, including Girl Effect, Girls Not Brides, London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and UN/multilateral agencies. The virtual event presented a special opportunity to share some of the latest programming evidence and insights, while also collecting input from practitioners on how best we can collaborate on our efforts moving forward. Session recordings are available below.


Recording 1: Introduction by Sibulele Sibaca; Opening Remarks by Paula Munderi, UNAIDS; and Plenary Overview on status of programming for girls and young women with Caya Lewis, The Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria

Recording 2: Fishbowl Panel on lessons learnt regarding how to take girls' whole world into account during programming with Larissa Donald, International Treatment Preparedness Coalition; Arwyn Finnie, Girls Not Brides; Lynette Mudekunye, Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative; and Dr. Isolde Birdthistle PhD, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Recording 3: Scale-Up - Creating multi-level, multi-sectoral programmes, Saiqa Mullik, MRC South Africa

Recording 4: Lightning Round - Highlights from community-led innovations, including “The citizen-science approach” with Larissa Donald, International Treatment Preparedness Coalition; “Community-led monitoring for young women” with Ekema Ndolo Miranda, Women4GlobalFund; and “Engaging young women & girls with social media” with Nyasha Sithole, ATHENA Network


Event powerpoints:

Discover - Using Data and Evidence

Define Meeting Needs of Girls and Young Women

Sustain - Establishing changes in policy. law, society