The DREAMS Initiative is an ambitious partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10-sub Saharan African Countries. The goal of DREAMS is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women.
The Bantwana Initiative is currently incorporating DREAMS programming into its portfolio of PEPFAR programs in four countries: Mozambique, Swaziland, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Across the four countries, DREAMS is layered onto existing programming for orphans of vulnerable children and focuses on strengthening comprehensive services for adolescent girls and young women to reduce their risk of HIV. Interventions include gender-based violence outreach services and linkages to HIV testing and treatment, in-school and out-of-school youth empowerment clubs, and linkages to vocational and life skills training through mentorship and work readiness programs.
Learn more about each country’s DREAMS Core programming here:
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