Strategies for Change: Breaking Barriers to HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Care for Women

Strategies for Change: Breaking Barriers to HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Care for Women examines innovative empowerment, legal, economic, and health services strategies for a more “woman-friendly” response to HIV. Produced by OSI, this report highlights the efforts of HIV activists, women’s advocates, and health experts to address the needs of women who are often marginalized by society, including sex workers, drug users, and women living with HIV.

The programs described in this report vary widely in scope, targets, and implementation, but they all put women at the center. They were designed for, and in many cases by, the women whose needs are being addressed, whether they are rural grandmothers in Swaziland or sex workers in Rio de Janeiro.