Being a diverse and forward-thinking movement also means consistently seeking to understand and experiment with new ideas. The GBV Prevention Network, therefore, offers access to a wealth of compelling resources from both members and non-members. Here, you can keep up-to-date with thousands of the latest ideas and efforts being made to prevent VAW around the region. You can also share your own vision and practices, so others can learn from your experiences. We hope these materials will continue to expand our Network’s culture of learning!

Theme HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health

Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject Violence

The United Nations Joint Global Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence (the “Programme”), a partnership by UN Women, UNFPA, WHO, UNDP and UNODC, aims to provide greater access to a coordinated set of essential and quality multi-sectoral services for all women and girls who have experienced gender based violence.

This resource provides guidelines for essential services to be provided by the health, social services, police and justice sectors (the “Essential Services”) as well as guidelines for the coordination of Essential Services and the governance of coordination processes and mechanisms (the “Coordination Guidelines”).

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Source: UN Women, WHO, UNDP and UNODC

Date of publication: 2018

 

Global Plan of Action: Health systems address violence against women and girls

The Global Plan of Action compels us to use our health systems to respond to, prevent and lead efforts to address violence against women and girls. The plan delves into how we can make this a reality by implementing 4 strategic priorities to change the lives of women and girls.

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Source: WHO

Year of publication: 2016

 

The Link Between HIV/AIDS and GBV in Africa

The impact of the HIV epidemic has been profound and has affected all sectors. Women tend to become infected earlier, because they have older partners and get married earlier. They also experience great difficulty in negotiating safer sex because of gender inequality. 35% of Tanzanian women are said to have experienced intimate partner violence. Read the resource here.

Author: Evodius Gervas

Source: Hakizetu Tanzania

Year of Publication: 2016

 

Gender equity and sexual and reproductive health in Eastern and Southern Africa: a critical overview of the literature

Background: Gender inequalities are important social determinants of health. We set out to critically review the literature relating to gender equity and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in Eastern and Southern Africa with the aim of identifying priorities for action.

Design: During November 2011, we identified studies relating to SRH and gender equity through a comprehensive literature search.

Results: We found gender inequalities to be common across a range of health issues relating to SRH with women being particularly disadvantaged. Social and biological determinants combined to increase women’s vulnerability to maternal mortality, HIV, and gender-based violence. Health systems significantly disadvantaged women in terms of access to care. Men fared worse in relation to HIV testing and care with social norms leading to men presenting later for treatment.

Conclusions: Gender inequity in SRH requires multiple complementary approaches to address the structural drivers of unequal health outcomes. These could include interventions that alter the structural environment in which ill-health is created. Interventions are required both within and beyond the health system.

Source: Global Health Action

Date of publication: 25/06/2014

 

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