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We like to shine the spotlight on girls from across the country who are doing amazing things! Read their interviews to learn more.

Fátima Ptacek

Joining the fight against HIV/AIDS

Have you ever wanted to speak up for something that you care about? People who speak up to make a difference are called advocates. Advocates may work to end bullying at their school or to get healthier lunch options. Fátima Ptacek is speaking up to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and how it affects women and girls. And you can join her!

On March 10, women and girls across the country will observe National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Fátima is helping spread the word, which means she is an outreach ambassador.

Fátima’s name might look familiar — and her voice would definitely sound familiar to you! It’s because she’s the voice of Dora in the television series Dora the Explorer. She works hard to balance her acting, her work as an advocate, and her life as a teenager. To learn more, read Fátima’s interview.




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Content last reviewed January 01, 2014
Page last updated March 07, 2014

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health.