Rwanda National Accelerated Plan for Women, Girls, Gender Equality & HIV

The National Accelerated Plan for Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV 2010-2014 identifies actions to overcome the unique challenges, gaps, and barriers which increase women and girls’ vulnerability to and risk of HIV in Rwanda. The Government of Rwanda has made substantial progress in scaling-up access to HIV prevention, care, treatment, and support services and promoting gender equality. However, women and girls remain disproportionately impacted by theHIV epidemic, comprising 59% of adults infected with HIV. Despite an estimated HIV prevalence rate of 3% in the general population aged 14-59, women and girls experience higher prevalence rates than men at nearly every age level. This trend is particularly pronounced among young women aged 20-24, hose prevalence is five times higher than their male peers. The National Accelerated Plan (NAP) sets ambitious targets aimed at addressing the…

Institutional Sponsors: Rwanda Ministry of Health, CNLS, UN Rwanda, UNFPA, UNAIDS, and UNIFEM

 

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