Together For Girls Leaders Discuss Sexual Violence, HIV Prevention Among Girls, Young Women

Council on Foreign Relations: To End the HIV Epidemic, Focus on Sexual Violence Prevention
In a guest post, Gary M. Cohen, founder and board chair of Together for Girls, executive vice president of global health at BD (Becton Dickinson and Co.), and president of the BD Foundation, and Daniela Ligiero, executive director and CEO at Together for Girls, discuss the importance of sexual violence prevention in preventing the spread of HIV, writing, “Preventing HIV among girls and young women demands a more ambitious, holistic, and flexible approach — one that includes attention to sexual and gender-based violence. … We cannot effectively prevent HIV among these young people unless we redouble our efforts to address violence prevention and response for adolescent girls” (Cohen/Ligiero, 7/17).

The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KaiserFamilyFoundation | twitter.com/kff

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.