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Tackling Gender-Based Violence in Lesotho through Changing Community Norms

Lesotho has the world’s second-highest rate of HIV among adults, which is exacerbated by the country’s pervasive culture of gender-based violence (GBV). Since 2016, AIDSFree has worked at the community level with local partners and the government of Lesotho to prevent HIV through GBV interventions. This program note documents the project’s efforts to combat attitudes and norms that enable GBV and establish referral pathways so survivors can access care.