In Uganda, if you have children or not, being gay can get you killed. Four years ago, Matofu* and his son had to flee for their lives.
After a long, harrowing journey for Matofu and ten-year-old Suphi*, the nightmare did not end when they arrived in a refugee camp in Malawi, where they both experienced further violence. It took two years to find sanctuary as asylum seekers through Malawi UNHCR. But without the advocacy efforts of a local organisation, it may never have happened.
This guide is one of a series of good practice guides, and contains information, strategies and resources to help HIV programmers identify and meet the needs of women and girls in all their diversity.
Evidence shows that HIV flourishes in conditions of inequality and lack of accountability. In many countries, HIV prevalence continues to rise among women, especially adolescent girls, young women and women from key populations.
Adolescent girls and young women, women living with HIV and women from populations most affected by HIV face significant barriers accessing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services, including HIV prevention, treatment and care services.
BY LAURA MUNDY
Laura Mundy is an advisor for communications at the Alliance.
Home to one million people, Khayelitsha is the second largest township in South Africa. In a country where 18.9% of adults are living with HIV, protecting the next generation must involve prevention programming that is centred around the child as they grow.
Nestled into the heart of Khayelitsha is one of Yabonga’s children centres; dedicated to ensuring children and young people who are affected by HIV are able to reach their full potential.
The International HIV/AIDS Alliance’s theory of change sets out the difference we want to see in the world, and defines the logical sequence of changes we believe are needed to achieve our desired outcomes. It describes the assumptions behind our chosen strategies (as set out in HIV, Health and Rights: Sustaining Community Action), and the preconditions that need to be in place for these changes to occur.
This theory of change is designed to help us better describe what we do, provide a tool for learning and reflection and evaluate our work.