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

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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Annotated Bibliography: Responding to the Impact of Gender-Based Violence

The RESPOND Project is pleased to announce the publication of Responding to the Impact of Gender-Based Violence: An Annotated Bibliography for Integrated Family Planning and Gender-Based Violence Services. A compilation of the most current and relevant resources on the integration of gender-based violence (GBV) and reproductive health service provision, this bibliography is designed for those seeking to develop, expand, or improve standards of care and clinic operating policies and procedures. The resources have been divided among eight categories based on the nature of their content, including: GBV and general service integration; GBV and family planning and reproductive health service integration; GBV and HIV service integration; conducting family planning counseling; challenging root causes of GBV; GBV in conflict and humanitarian settings; GBV as human rights; and region-specific information. Each entry includes a brief summary of the resource and its application in the context of GBV and reproductive health and family planning integration. Highlighting the lessons learned from existing programs, training tools, and research conducted in the global North and global South, this bibliography emphasizes the work conducted in under-resourced regions of the globe.

Source: Zunia


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