Publication Type: External Reports

Male Involvement in the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmition of HIV

In 2009, 370 000 children became infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) globally. Nearly all of these children acquired HIV through mother-to-child transmission. Ninety per cent of them live in sub-Saharan Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) guidance calls for a global response that is centred on, …

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Community Innovation

The case studies in this report, from across sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and North America, highlight the rich diversity of community initiatives that bridge sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV. The report has a strategic emphasis on the innovation that is being led by women living with …

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The HIV epidemic in South Africa

The HIV Epidemic in South Africa

This review of the HIV epidemic in South Africa is one of four component reports of an assessment of the HIV epidemic and prevention response in South Africa. The assessment was commissioned by the Government of South Africa and realized jointly by several partners and contractors, under the coordination of the UNAIDS secretariat in South …

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Deportation and Public Health

This issue brief highlights the public health concerns around the ending of the Zimbabwean Documentation Process (ZDP) and provides a quick reference guide and background on deportations and public health in South Africa. Migrant groups and medical support organisations have reported continual problems with the deportation process in South Africa including: lack of access to …

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Uniting for Peaceful Resistance Against Poor Economic and Democratic Governance

In legitimate exercise of the rights and freedoms enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi, Members of Civil Society have joined hands with Workers, Faith Communities and Concerned Citizens from all walks of life, to hold peaceful country-wide mass demonstrations today, the 20th July 2011 upholding the theme: “Uniting for Peaceful Resistance Against …

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Prevention and Eradication of Sexual Violence in Correctional Centres

Roundtable discussion on the Prevention and Eradication of Sexual Violence in Correctional Centres

The roundtable discussion was hosted by the Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative (CSPRI), the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) and Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke). The discussion was attended by representatives from civil society organisations, national human rights institutions and government officials. The following paper provides on overview of the discussion and …

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Men, Masculinities and HIV/AIDS

Men, Masculinities and HIV/AIDS

The purpose of this paper is to provide practical guidance to policymakers and program managers on how to engage men and address harmful male norms in seven key areas of intervention in relation to HIV/AIDS: (1) Social and Behaviour Change in Men; (2) Violence against women; (3) Men, Sex Work and Transactional Sex;(4) Men, Substance …

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Let’s End It Now!

Sexual abuses are a severe and widespread problem in our correctional centres. The abuses range from forms of sexual harassment (like unwelcome sexual comments or gestures) to rape and gang rape. Much of it is perpetrated by inmates on other inmates, but it can also be perpetrated by staff against inmates and inmates against staff. …

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National HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) Policy Guidelines

HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) has become increasingly available in South Africa in recent years. More than 4500 public health facilities are offering provider-initiated testing and counselling (PICT) also known as routine HIV testing (RT) and client-initiated counselling and testing (CICT) also known as VCT. HCT is also offered through mobile services, as well as …

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UNFPA Africa Regional Framework on Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations for the Promotion of Gender Equality and Maternal Health 2010-2013

UNFPA Africa Regional Framework on Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations for the Promotion of Gender Equality and Maternal Health 2010-2013

The purpose for developing this framework, is to make available a tool that will guide UNFPA’s technical and program support to countries and partners on partnering with faith based organizations (FBOs) for the promotion of gender equality and maternal health in Africa. The framework addresses the African contextual gender disparity and maternal health related issues; …

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The South African Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines 2010

The South African Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines 2010

The goals of the programme are to achieve best health outcomes in the most cost-efficient manner; implement nurse-initiated treatment; decentralise service delivery to PHC facilities; integrate services for HIV, TB, MCH, SRH and wellness; diagnose HIV earlier; prevent HIV disease progression; avert AIDS-related deaths; retain patients on lifelong therapy; prevent new infections among children, adolescents, …

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Woman know your rights

Woman Know Your Rights

Women have a range of rights in relation to sexual violence, including the right not to have acts of sexual violence committed against them. The state and individuals have duties or obligations that they owe to women, including the duty to follow certain legal procedures when an act of sexual violence is committed against them. …

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Sexual Rights for All

Sexual Rights for All

Sweden is strongly committed to and perceived as a champion of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Although recognition of the connection between SRHR and poverty reduction has grown in development circles, there is a tendency to favor reproductive rights over sexual rights, despite the progressive plans of action in Cairo in 1994 and …

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Making Gender Truly Relational

In Africa, as throughout the world, we know that gender inequality continues to undermine democracy, impede development and compromise people’s lives. Across the region, rigid gender norms, and harmful perceptions of what it means to be a man or a woman, encourage men to engage in high risk behaviours, condone violence against women, grant men …

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Engaging Men for Gender Equality and Improved Reproductive Health

The importance of constructive men’s engagement (CME) in reproductive health (RH) has taken hold around the world over the past decade. Skeptics are being won over by the preponderance of evidence: unless men are actively engaged in supporting better health and well-being for families and the empowerment of women, progress will remain slow; women will …

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