Integrating Strategies to Address Gender-Based Violence and Engage Men and Boys to Advance Gender Equality Through National Strategic Plans on HIV and AIDS

Case studies documenting country action

ATHENA Network (2012). Integrating strategies to address gender-based violence and engage men and boys to advance gender equality through National Strategic Plans on HIV and AIDS: Case studies documenting country action. ATHENA Network.

The UN Interagency Working Group on Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV, (represented by UNDP, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UN Women and WHO), in collaboration with the MenEngage Alliance, Sonke Gender Justice and ATHENA Network, has convened two global consultations on Integrating Strategies to Address Gender-based Violence and Engage Men and Boys to Advance Gender Equality through National Strategic Plans (NSPs) on HIV and AIDS. The consultations aimed to review current National Strategic Plans on HIV AIDS, to assess the strengths and weaknesses of these plans with regard to addressing gender-based violence and engaging men and boys for gender equality, and to develop country action plans for advocacy to address priority issues and gaps. The consultations were designed and undertaken in a highly participatory manner, with an emphasis on cross-country and regional sharing of experience, peer-to-peer and South-to-South learning, and the collaborative development of country action plans. This report highlights discussions and outcomes of various countries that took part in the consultations, reflecting on the strengths and weaknesses of their respective NSPs.