CISSM Forum | September 20, 2012
"Addressing Gender-Based Violence and HIV/AIDS: The PEPFAR Initiative in Tanzania"
by Janet Fleischman, Senior Associate, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Janet Fleischman is an independent consultant on women’s global health issues. She is also a senior associate for the Global Health Policy Center of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she focuses on women’s global health and U.S. policy. Fleischman has worked as a consultant to many organizations focusing on gender and HIV/AIDS issues, including UNAIDS, the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS, the Kaiser Family Foundation, UNDP, and CARE. From 1983 to 2003, she worked for Human Rights Watch, the largest U.S.-based international human rights organization, as a researcher on Eastern Europe, a researcher on Africa, and, ultimately, as the organization’s Washington Director for Africa. Fleischman has conducted numerous fact-finding missions to Africa, India, and Eastern Europe and has written and edited many reports relating to gender and HIV/AIDS, U.S. policy, and human rights.
Her articles have appeared in publications such as The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, the International Herald Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Globalpost.com, and AllAfrica.com. Fleischman is a frequent speaker on issues related to gender and HIV/AIDS, women’s global health, and U.S. policy, and she has testified before both the Senate and House Africa Subcommittees. Her most recent publications from CSIS include: HIV and Family Planning Integration in Tanzania: Building on the PEPFAR Platform to Advance Global Health (July 2012); Gender-Based Violence and HIV: Emerging Lessons from the PEPFAR Initiative in Tanzania (July 2012); The Global Health Initiative in Malawi: New Approaches and Challenges to Reaching Women and Girls (December 2011); and Improving Women’s Health in South Africa: Opportunities for PEPFAR (October 2011). She also developed a video for CSIS on vaccines and immunization, The Strategic Power of Vaccines in Zambia (March 2012).