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Posted in: June 2017
We want to be free
Posted: Jun 21, 2017
Category: Gender-based violence

We want to be free

This book about gender-based violence (GBV) will help you to understand violence against women and children, to know what to do when it happens and to know how to help prevent it.

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Female Health Company: FC2 Female Condom Masterclass
Posted: Jun 21, 2017
Category: Videos

Female Health Company: FC2 Female Condom Masterclass

Click here to watch 9 episodes of the Female Health Company: FC2 Female Condom Masterclass.

  • Episode 1: The road to the FC2
  • Episode 2: Setting up the FC2 for programming success
  • Episode 3: Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights
  • Episode 4: Gender
  • Episode 5: FC2 essentials
  • Episode 6: Values based communication
  • Episode 7: Behaviour Change
  • Episode 8: Pleasure
  • Episode 9: Negotiation skills

 

Every Hour Matters Campaign
Posted: Jun 21, 2017
Category: Post-rape care

Every Hour Matters Campaign

The Every Hour Matters campaign aims to increase awareness about the critical importance of quickly accessing post-rape care and calls on national and community leaders to ensure comprehensive services are available in all communities.

Click here to download the following resources:

  • Every Hour Matters After Rape-Infographic
  • A call to Post-Rape Care
  • What National Leaders Need to Know about Post-Rape Care
  • Key Considerations for Creating a National Post-Rape Care Campaign
  • Resources for Post-Rape Care
Posted: Jun 15, 2017
Category: AGYW Spotlight

Women are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS — and microbicides could help empower women to protect their own health. Microbicides are being developed as vaginal rings, films and tablets and as rectal gels to help prevent sexual transmission of HIV. These products are based on the same types of antiretro-viral (ARV) drugs already being used successfully to treat and prevent HIV.

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Posted: Jun 15, 2017
Category: AGYW Spotlight

Background:  In South Africa, HIV prevalence among youth aged 15-24 is among the world’s highest. Given the urgent need to identify effective HIV prevention approaches, this review assesses the evidence base for youth HIV prevention in South Africa.

Methods:  Systematic, analytical review of HIV prevention interventions targeting youth in South Africa since 2000. Critical assessment of interventions in 4 domains: 1) study design and outcomes, 2) intervention design (content, curriculum, theory, adaptation process), 3) thematic focus and HIV causal pathways, 4) intervention delivery (duration, intensity, who, how, where).

Results:  Eight youth HIV prevention interventions were included; all were similar in HIV prevention content and objectives, but varied in thematic focus, hypothesised causal pathways, theoretical basis, delivery method, intensity and duration. Interventions were school- (5) or group-based (3), involving in- and out-of-school youth. Primary outcomes included HIV incidence (2), reported sexual risk behavior alone (4), or with alcohol use (2). Interventions led to reductions in STI incidence (1), and reported sexual or alcohol risk behaviours (5), although effect size varied. All but one targeted at least one structural factor associated with HIV infection: gender and sexual coercion (3), alcohol/substance use (2), or economic factors (2). Delivery methods and formats varied, and included teachers (5), peer educators (5), and older mentors (1). School-based interventions experienced frequent implementation challenges.

Conclusions:  Key recommendations include: address HIV social risk factors, such as gender, poverty and alcohol; target the structural and institutional context; work to change social norms; and engage schools in new ways, including participatory learning.

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