gender-based violence (GBV)

Accuracy and Utility of the AUDIT-C with Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Who Engage in HIV Risk Behaviors in South Africa

Hazardous drinking is a risk factor associated with sexual risk, gender-based violence, and HIV transmission in South Africa. Consequently, sound and appropriate measurement of drinking behavior is critical to determining what constitutes hazardous drinking. Many research studies use internal consistency estimates as the determining factor in psychometric assessment; however, deeper assessments are needed to best define a measurement tool.

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Shedding light on a HIV blind spot: Factors associated with men's HIV testing in five African countries

Men's relatively low rates of HIV testing has been termed the 'HIV blind spot' and recently declared by UNAIDS as a top priority. This study uses data from five nationally representative Demographic and Health Surveys in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to explore factors associated with men's lifetime HIV testing.
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Gender inequality and HIV

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Despite progress in many aspects of the global HIV response, women - particularly adolescent girls and young women - continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV. Women constitute more than half of all people living with HIV. AIDS-related illnesses remain the leading cause of death for women aged 30-49 and the third leading cause of death for women aged 15-29.

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Love, Power, and PrEP Webinar: Part One

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Webinar

This two-part webinar series will share the findings from formative research (Part 1) and intervention research (Part 2) on the important topic of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), as presented by the Microbicide Product Introduction Initiative (MPii) at the HIV R4P conference satellite session.

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2018

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Global

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991.

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Botswana's Gender-Based Violence Referral System Project: Operations Research End Line Report

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Abby Cannon, Sarah Treves-Kagan, Meghan Cutherell, Jessica Fehringer, Helen Apps, Peggie Ramaphane, Shelah S. Bloom

This operations research study evaluated a pilot mobile phone-based referral system for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) in Botswana. Through a quasi-experimental design, researchers sought to improve understanding of the process and results of that country’s Gender-Based Violence Referral System Project. This report presents results and recommendations related to community perceptions of GBV, provider perceptions and processing of GBV cases, and the GBV referral system.

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Using media for good: MTV Shuga’s role in promoting sexual and reproductive health among youth

One of the most powerful plenaries during AIDS 2018 took place on the final morning, under the theme Building bridges for the next generation, featuring MTV Shuga, a behavior change and demand creation campaign which seeks to impact young people and fight HIV.
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Johanna Theunissen, Communications Officer, Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Malawi/SHARE staff

Intimate partner violence, forced first sex and adverse pregnancy outcomes in a sample of Zimbabwean women accessing maternal and child health care

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Shamu S, Munjanja S, Zarowsky C, Shamu P, Temmerman M, Abrahams N

Intimate partner violence (IPV) remains a serious problem with a wide range of health consequences including poor maternal and newborn health outcomes. We assessed the relationship between IPV, forced first sex (FFS) and maternal and newborn health outcomes and concluded that strengthening primary and secondary violence prevention is required to improve pregnancy-related outcomes.

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