What Women Want: HIV prevention that works for adolescent girls and young women

ATHENA consulted adolescent girls and young women in Kenya, Zimbabwe Malawi, and other eastern and southern African countries to identify their HIV prevention needs, priorities, visions, and solutions in response to the 2016 UNAIDS guidance on HIV prevention. The consultation was completed using a mixed-methods approach, including a WhatsApp focus group, a working group, webinars, twitter and other social media. The responses are intended to localise, amplify, and apply the UNAIDS guidance and beyond – into targeted advocacy efforts to inform programmes, reach decision-makers, and mobilize communities to implement policy change and increase access to services. This initiative is just as concerned with detecting effective approaches when working with girls as they are with the end result.

What Women Want: HIV prevention that works for adolescent girls and young women