The Gender Based Violence Initiative (GBVI) was designed to integrate GBV prevention and response into existing HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs at health facility, community, and policy levels. Mozambique has an estimated HIV prevalence level of 11.5 percent, one of the highest in sub-Saharan Africa. Women's vulnerability to HIV is reflected in the magnitude of GBV prevalence, with 37 percent of women reporting having experienced a form of GVB in their lives. This report summarizes lessons learned from the GBVI in Mozambique.
In this report, at the request of the PEPFAR Gender and Adolescent Technical Working Group, AIDSFree synthesized lessons learned from DRC, Mozambique, and Tanzania on integrating GBV prevention and response within country health, community, military, public-, and private-sector services. Despite many challenges, every respondent spoke about the positive changes they had seen in the country as a result of PEPFAR's Gender-Based Violence Initiative.