As a companion guide to technical guidance on Clinical Management of Children and Adolescents Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence, this document is intended to help providers understand and facilitate social and community support for children and adolescents who experience sexual violence. The guide includes background information on the AIDSFree project, resources both on and offline, strategies, mandatory reporting guidelines, and guiding principles for providers.Read More
This report synthesizes findings from the 2015 implementation of the PEPFAR Gender-Based Violence Initiatives (GBVI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, and Tanzania. This three-year, interagency initiative is aimed at improving HIV prevention, care, and treatment at all levels of society. Findings from this and the three country-specific reports will be used to inform programming and future initiatives.Read More
In this report, AIDSFree reviewed the PEPFAR Gender-Based Violence Initiative (GBVI) in Mozambique in 2015 to assess lessons of the initiative's implementation. The PEPFAR GBVI is aimed at improving HIV prevention, care, and treatment at all levels of society in Mozambique. The AIDSFree team reviewed 390 documents and spoke with 40 stakeholders to complete the assessment. Findings from this report will be used to inform programming and future initiatives.
This report is also available in Portuguese at this link.
In this report, AIDSFree reviewed the PEPFAR Gender-Based Violence Initiative (GBVI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2015 to assess lessons of the initiative's implementation. The PEPFAR GBVI is aimed at improving HIV prevention, care, and treatment at all levels of society in the DRC. The AIDSFree team reviewed 21 documents and spoke with 26 stakeholders to complete the assessment. Findings from this report will be used to inform programming and future initiatives.
This report summarizes an action planning meeting EnCompass designed and facilitated with the Tanzania police force to develop recommendations for the Police Gender and Children’s Desks’ 2017–2020 Action Plan. The meeting also built capacity on topics such leadership, women’s empowerment, and adherence to the Tanzania Police Force codes of conduct.
EnCompass completed a scoping mission in August 2016 for the 4Children project in Kenya. The scoping mission sought to gather information to determine if Kenya would be an appropriate location for 4Children’s pilot of the AIDSFree Strengthening Linkages between Clinical and Social Services for Children and Adolescents who Have Experienced Sexual Violence: A Companion Guide, which was developed by EnCompass. The report provides recommendations for designing and operationalizing the intervention through efforts such as establishing referral pathways and improving community/clinical coordination for child and adolescent survivors of sexual violence.
In 2014, USAID/Tanzania awarded the Tanzania Strengthening Police and Prison Comprehensive HIV Services (SPPCHS) project as an initiative under the AIDSFree project. The SPPCHS project worked with the Ministry of Home Affairs to design a peer education program for prisons to provide knowledge, skills, and tools to prevent and respond to tuberculosis (TB) and HIV in prisons. AIDSFree held two training of trainers (TOT) in Dodoma to train 55 prison officers from 26 prison facilities to train prison staff and inmates on the new peer education program. This report presents the findings from these evaluations, suggests some recommendations for future TOTs of this kind, and summarizes the sessions delivered.
Controlling the Epidemic: Delivering on the Promise of an AIDS-free Generation, Phase 3 of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), includes five action agendas focused on Impact, Efficiency, Sustainability, Partnership, and Human Rights to achieve the goal of controlling the HIV epidemic and achieving an AIDS-free generation. The Human Rights agenda addresses gender norms and inequities to support better health outcomes through improved access to and uptake of comprehensive HIV services. The Partnership agenda includes the principle of working with civil society, people living with HIV, faith-based organizations, and others for effective mobilization, coordination, and efficient use of resources to expand high-impact strategies—...Read More
This strategy articulates how the Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) project will advance the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) gender strategic areas at global and country levels by meaningfully addressing gender inequalities to achieve better HIV prevention, care and treatment outcomes.
This strategy articulates AIDSFree's vision for addressing the PEPFAR gender strategic areas to achieve the project’s overall goal, which is:
To improve the quality and effectiveness of high-impact, evidence-based HIV and AIDS interventions to meet country-specific goals and objectives across the developing world, including a reduction in HIV morbidity and mortality and enhanced quality of life of those at risk for...Read More