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8 March is International Women’s Day when the world celebrates the achievements of women, while also highlighting where progress has yet to be made. In the last decade significant advances have taken place for women in Afghanistan. However, UN Women points out that on all the country’s major social indicators there is a consistent pattern of women’s disempowerment. Only 6 per cent of women over the age of 25 have a formal… Read More

Papua New Guinea has the highest prevalence of HIV in Oceania (0.5% in 2012) and is experiencing an epidemic concentrated in key population groups and in certain geographical locations. During an official visit to the country, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Jan Beagle met with a variety of stakeholders—including representatives of the government, parliamentarians, development partners, civil society, the private sector and faith-based organizations—which were opportunities to highlight that one of the strengths… Read More