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President’s plan pledges greater funds to reduce violence against women and girls

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 10 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2526
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington, DC

    The US international AIDS effort known as PEPFAR (the president’s emergency plan for AIDS relief) has pledged an additional $30m for programmes aimed at reducing gender based violence in three partner nations: Tanzania, Mozambique, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The announcement came on 5 May at a consultation meeting in Washington, DC, for those working in the field.

    The empowerment of women and girls has become a policy cornerstone of the family of United Nations agencies and is strongly supported by the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, said PEPFAR’s administrator, Eric Goosby.

    “Our hope is that this initiative will move us closer to …

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