Technical Assistance

The purpose of this situation analysis, conducted for AIDSTAR-One, was to understand what supports and hinders effective care for children who have experience sexual violence and exploitation in Lesotho. The study examined the services being implemented, facilitated, or provided by community- and facility-based partners for children who have experienced sexual violence and exploitation; what is working well; and where there are gaps.

Young Girl reading against stone wall

Lyn Messner and Priya Dhanani contributed to this post.

This is the story of Lerato, whose name means love. 

Lerato lived with her mother in an agricultural community in northern Lesotho. At age 17, Lerato was raped on her way home from school.

Sign for VMMC health center

In this expanded role under USAID’s AIDSFree program, EnCompass provides technical assistance to USAID’s voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programs. VMMC is a highly effective procedure in reducing the spread of HIV and increasing the accessibility of HIV testing services for males. 

Co-written by Sabine Topolansky and Jaime Jarvis

Let Girls Learn Social Media poster with image of a young girl

To support the goal of integrating gender into all USAID programs and activities under the ADVANTAGE IDIQ, EnCompass is developing knowledge management (KM) and communications strategies and services for USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev). EnCompass is working with GenDev to produce a range of KM and communications products, including fact sheets, web content, videos, and podcasts as tools for USAID staff and to educate the general public about gender and development issues. 

cover page of CBET curriculum document

The purpose of this curriculum is to prepare health care and social welfare workers to gain a combination of knowledge, attitudes, skills, and wider attributes of gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children (VAC) competencies in provision of services at different levels of health and social welfare settings. It was developed with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health. Other resources in this training package include:

cover page of training of trainers manual

This manual will orient trainers to the GBV and VAC required competencies for organizing, coordinating, and delivering the gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children (VAC) training package to health care providers and social welfare officers. The manual was developed with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health. Other resources in this training package include:

cover page of job aids report

These job aids were developed to provide updated guidance to trainers of health care providers and social welfare officers on the provision of effective and comprehensive services to gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children (VAC) survivors. The report was developed with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health. Other resources in this training package include:

first page of assessment toolkit

This assessment toolkit for health care providers and social welfare workers is part of a training package addressing gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children (VAC). The toolkit was developed with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health. Other resources in this training package include:

cover page for Module 4 Training slides

These training slides for module 4 (of 4) is designed to help health care providers and social welfare officers improve their competencies in management and utilization of data for gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children (VAC) services improvement.

More information about EnCompass' work with AIDSFree is available here, and you can find the other training slides in this set at the following links:

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