AIDSTAR-One Project Highlight: Gender
Integrating gender throughout the HIV continuum of care
Integrating Gender throughout the HIV Continuum of Care Addressing gender norms and inequities is essential to reducing HIV risk, mitigating its impact, and increasing access to services for men and women. On behalf of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the United Sates Agency for International Development (USAID), AIDSTAR-One promotes the integration of gender throughout prevention, care, and treatment programs. CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES Africa Gender Compendium and Case Study Series: Summaries and case studies of HIV programs in Africa using gender strategies to improve services and reduce vulnerability. GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (GBV) Program Guide for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response in PEPFAR Programs: Tools and guiding principles for GBV integration in prevention, PMTCT, testing and counseling, treatment, care and support, and OVC interventions. Available in French, Portuguese, Spanish and Swahili. Case studies from Vietnam, Ecuador, and Swaziland feature innovative strategies for integrating GBV within HIV, family planning, or reproductive health services. Gender-based Violence and HIV Technical Brief This technical brief assists HIV program planners in designing and implementing activities that integrate GBV and HIV services. OCTOBER 2013 This publication was made possible through the support of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Agency for International Development under contract number GHH-I-00-07-00059-00, AIDS Support and Technical Assistance Resources (AIDSTAR-One) Project, Sector I, Task Order 1. © Curt Carnemark/World Bank © JSI, Inc. GENDER STRATEGIES FOR KEY POPULATIONS IN CONCENTRATED EPIDEMICS Integrating Gender into Programs for Most-At-Risk Populations Technical Brief This brief reviews research literature on gender-related constraints affecting key populations and future program approaches to consider in order to reduce HIV risk. Gender Strategies in Concentrated Epidemics Case Study Series AIDSTAR-One developed nine case studies that describe how programs in Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East are integrating gender into HIV activities for MARPs. PROTECTING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS Resources for the Clinical Management of Children and Adolescents Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence Technical considerations and accompanying job aids guide medical providers in addressing and responding to the unique needs and rights of children and adolescents who have experienced sexual violence and exploitation. Available in French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swahili. Spotlight on Gender: Evidence-Based Approaches to Protecting Adolescent Girls at Risk of HIV This editorial highlights challenges and recommendations for protecting adolescent girls—an often underserved population at disproportionate risk for HIV infection. TOOLS,TRAININGS, AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Gender and Health Toolkit: Resources and methodologies for integrating gender in health programs. Facilitating South-to-South Technical Support Toolkit: Framework and tools to guide south-based technical support to build capacity around gender integration in HIV programs. Microfinance, HIV, and Women’s Empowerment Technical Brief: This technical brief offers HIV field staff and program managers essential information on approaches to economic development, which can ultimately enhance their ability to mitigate the impact of and reduce their vulnerability to HIV. www.aidstar-one.com www.pepfar.gov www.usaid.gov John Snow, Inc. 1616 Fort Myer Drive, 16th Floor Arlington,VA 22209 USA Phone: 703-528-7474 Fax: 703-528-7480 AIDSTAR-One is funded by PEPFAR through the USAID’s Office of HIV & AIDS. AIDSTAR-One is implemented by John Snow, Inc. and its partners.