Analysis of Services to Address Gender-based Violence in Three Countries

In 2010, AIDSTAR-One conducted case studies in three countries where GBV services were available. The goals of the case studies were to:

  • Analyze the policy environment related to preventing GBV and providing HIV services to survivors of GBV.
  • Describe service delivery components, including crisis intervention, survivor support and advocacy, community education, staff training, monitoring and evaluation, policy advocacy, and counseling.
  • Describe how the programs make linkages or referrals to other health and social support programs such as family planning, HIV testing and counseling (HTC), reproductive health services, economic development, and legal support.
  • Summarize each program’s current and future long-term funding strategies.

These case studies were developed to help program managers design, plan, and implement strategies to integrate GBV within existing HIV, family planning, or reproductive health services and programs. Analysis of the studies—conducted in Vietnam, Ecuador, and Swaziland—yielded five major findings and eight overarching recommendations, which are captured in this report.