Organized by International Partnership for Microbicides, AVAC, Design Impact Group, Dalberg, USAID, and PEPFAR
Advancing Women’s Empowerment: How to Inspire Use of HIV Prevention Innovations Among Young Women?
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
New York, New York
Join IPM, AVAC, Dalberg Design Impact Group and the USAID Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact for an engaging conversation at a side event taking place during the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. This event will bring together stakeholders working to advance women’s empowerment by building bridges between global health and economic empowerment initiatives.
Participants will discuss:
- 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