10 African countries commit to new UN-backed initiative to reduce adolescent girls' vulnerability to HIV - by keeping them in school

01 August 2022
Several young girls in predominantly purple graduation outfits stand before the camera smiling proudly.
Caption: More than 23,000 young women died from AIDS-related illnesses in 2020, making it the second leading cause of death among women aged 15—29 after maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa.
Photo: © UNAIDS