Avac Event

Advancing Women’s Empowerment: How to Inspire Use of HIV Prevention Innovations Among Young Women?

On March 20, IPM, AVAC, Dalberg Design Impact Group and the USAID Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact held a side event during the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

The conversation brought together stakeholders working to advance women’s empowerment by building bridges between global health and economic empowerment initiatives. Participants discussed:

  • Human-centered design techniques being devised to support the development and introduction of new, female-initiated HIV prevention technologies, such as the dapivirine ring, to help empower young women and girls to make positive health decisions
  • Insights into the lives and journeys of adolescent girls and young women who are potential users of these new HIV prevention technologies
  • How human-centered research can merge public health and economic imperatives to design products that fit into women’s lives holistically, and that generate new and effective approaches to engage young women equitably, sustainably and at scale

When: Monday, March 20, 2017, 2:30-4pm
Where: Church Center of the United Nations