HIV/AIDS

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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.

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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. 

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In this report, AIDSFree reviewed the PEPFAR Gender-Based Violence Initiative (GBVI) in Tanzania 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 Tanzania. The AIDSFree team reviewed 65 documents and spoke with more than 50 stakeholders to complete the assessment. Findings from this report will be used to inform programming and future initiatives.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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This post was originally published on The Pump.

One in three women worldwide has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused at least once in her lifetime. And women who have experienced gender-based violence (GBV) can face up to three times greater risk for HIV compared to those who have not, according to UNAIDS. GBV is common, affecting both women and men. Children and key populations are also at high risk, and often don’t have access to the resources they need.

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