Many adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) lack opportunities and access to resources, and experience the harms of discriminatory gender norms. Despite decades of investment in HIV prevention, many AGYW remain invisible, underserved, and at disproportionate risk of HIV infection. The DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe) Partnership aims to significantly reduce HIV infections among AGYWs. DREAMS originally launched in 2014 focusing on 10 high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2017, five additional countries known as DREAMS-Like countries—Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Haiti, Namibia, and Rwanda—received support for DREAMS activities. This brief describes the technical assistance Project SOAR is providing to implementing partners in DREAMS-Like countries to help them reach the “right” adolescent girls and young women with evidence-informed, community-based programs.
Project SOAR. 2018. "Strengthening capacity to prevent HIV among adolescent girls and young women: Supporting DREAMS-like programming," Project SOAR Activity Brief. Washington, DC: Population Council.
Supporting Operational AIDS Research (Project SOAR); Empowering Girls and Young Women at High Risk of HIV Infection: A Capacity Strengthening Project