Publication Date
Publication Date: 
October 1, 2011

From the Case Study Series from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)'s AIDSTAR-One (AIDS Support and Technical Assistance Resources, Sector 1, Task Order 1), this guide is designed to serve as a tool for programme managers seeking to address gender-based violence (GBV) within their programmes - including through direct services for GBV survivors, community mobilisation to address the root causes of violence, capacity building for service providers, and policy change and leadership to create an enabling environment for preventing, addressing, and ending GBV. Specifically, it is intended to assist U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programme managers to integrate a basic response to GBV within existing HIV programmes and to establish linkages with other efforts that are addressing GBV.

In addition to mobilising a comprehensive response to GBV, the issues, strategies, and actions presented are intended to reflect consensus-based recommendations from public health experts, women's groups, reference agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), academic researchers, development partners, and others. These include: using an evidence- and rights-based, gender-sensitive approach; fostering linkages and integration within and between services and programmes; mobilising communities to address gender norms that contribute to violence; coordinating across sectors; and monitoring and evaluating outcomes and impact to provide services that address the legal, health, education, economic, and other needs of survivors, their families, and communities.

The guide is divided into several smaller parts, which can be accessed at the URL below; additional information and URLs are also provided there - divided into the following topics: prevention; HIV testing and counselling (HTC); prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT); care and support; and orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). A link to the complete document in PDF format is provided below.

Number of Pages: 

70 pages, as well as additional online resources.


Email from Anna Lisi to The Communication Initiative on December 8 2011.