Lessons from the PEPFAR Gender-Based Violence Initiative in Three Countries

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Center for Strategic and International Studies

The PEPFAR Gender and Adolescent Girls Technical Working Group and AIDSFree shared lessons from the three-year, $55 million Gender-based Violence Initiative (GBVI). The GBVI integrated gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response into existing HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs at health facility, community, and policy levels in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, and Tanzania.

Representatives from PEPFAR and implementing partners from Washington, DC, and the three countries shared lessons from various models for integrating GBV prevention and response in HIV programs such as addressing GBV prevention and response simultaneously; taking a selected set of approaches or a multicomponent GBV program model across the PEPFAR platform of services; and building linkages between facility- and community-based GBV prevention and response interventions.

GBVI Event Agenda (PDF, 145 KB)

Speaker Bios (PDF, 157 KB)