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Key Populations: Evidence in Action - Webinar Series
December 12, 2017

Key Populations: Evidence in Action - Webinar Series

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The Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) project is hosting monthly webinars in order to optimise service delivery for key populations - sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who ...

Working with Young Key Populations in a Hostile Legal, Socio-cultural and Political Environment
November 7, 2017

Working with Young Key Populations in a Hostile Legal, Socio-cultural and ...

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This case study looks at the experience of Alliance Burundaise Contre le SIDA (ABS) implementing the Link Up project in Burundi. Link-Up was a five-country project (2013-2016) that was designed to improve the sexual and reproductive health and ...

LINKAGES Peer Navigation Toolkit
August 30, 2017

LINKAGES Peer Navigation Toolkit

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The purpose of this toolkit is to help organisations implement peer navigation programmes that will help engage HIV-positive members of key populations in HIV care and support services, retain them in care, and support their adherence to ...

LINKAGES Enhanced Peer Outreach Approach (EPOA) Implementation Guide and Training Curriculum
August 29, 2017

LINKAGES Enhanced Peer Outreach Approach (EPOA) Implementation Guide and ...

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This implementation guide and training curriculum are designed to help organisations implement the enhanced peer outreach approach (EPOA), an approach being piloted by the LINKAGES Project to address the challenge of expanding outreach to key ...

A Practical Guide to Implementing Community-Based HIV-Prevention Services: Experiences Shared and Lessons Learned from South Africa
August 15, 2017

A Practical Guide to Implementing Community-Based HIV-Prevention Services: ...

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This guidance document brings together lessons learned from the community-based HIV and tuberculosis programme implemented by the Desmond Tutu TB Centre, and provides practical information for others who are establishing community-based HIV ...

mHealth and Young People in South Africa
July 11, 2017

mHealth and Young People in South Africa

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"The key players in the provision of mHealth services for young people have been the non-profit sector organizations seeking to further their reach or to strengthen existing public health programmes."

Best Practices for Adolescent- and Youth-Friendly HIV Services - A Compendium of Selected Projects in PEPFAR-Supported Countries
July 11, 2017

Best Practices for Adolescent- and Youth-Friendly HIV Services - A ...

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“Adolescents (ages 10-19) and youth (ages 15-24) bear a disproportionate share of the HIV burden, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. However, little is known about what projects are doing to make their interventions adolescent- and youth-friendly ...

Gender Analysis Toolkit for Key Population HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment Programs
July 6, 2017

Gender Analysis Toolkit for Key Population HIV Prevention, Care, and ...

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“Efforts to reduce HIV transmission among key populations most affected by HIV - gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM), people who inject drugs (PWID), sex workers (SWs), and transgender (trans) people - and to extend life for those ...

Good Practice Guide: Adolescent HIV Programming
May 22, 2017

Good Practice Guide: Adolescent HIV Programming

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This Good Practice Guide was developed to offer programme managers and service providers concrete implementation guidance and support as they seek to address adolescents’ HIV needs more effectively. It is intended to shape a provider’s approach ...

Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) Project
May 16, 2017

Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected ...

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The LINKAGES project (Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV) aims to accelerate the ability of partner governments, key population (KP)-led civil-society organisations, and private-sector providers to ...

Safeguard Young People Programme
March 3, 2017

Safeguard Young People Programme

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The Safeguard Young People (SYP) Programme intends to identify and scale up comprehensive interventions for adolescents and young people in Southern Africa through a multi-sectoral approach that addresses policy, integrated HIV and youth-friendly ...

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Uptake Through Soccer in Zimbabwe
January 26, 2017

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Uptake Through Soccer in Zimbabwe

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"Despite progress in supply scale-up, Zimbabwe is falling well short of its target of 80 per cent VMMC coverage by 2015 (WHO 2011), underlining the urgent need to identify and scale up effective interventions that increase demand for VMMC."

Promising Practices in Peer Support for Adolescents and Young People Living with HIV
June 27, 2017

Promising Practices in Peer Support for Adolescents and Young People Living ...

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“The involvement of peers in the design, implementation and evaluation of services is emerging as a key element of many adolescent- and youth-friendly service strategies.”

Sisters With a Voice Project
April 4, 2017

Sisters With a Voice Project

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The Sisters with a Voice (SWV) programme started in 2009 and has reached over 24,000 female sex workers in 36 sites in Zimbabwe with clinical services, health education, and community empowerment and mobilisation activities. Both fixed and mobile ...

ACCLAIM Toolkit: Scaling Up Community Involvement in Maternal and Child Health and Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission
April 3, 2017

ACCLAIM Toolkit: Scaling Up Community Involvement in Maternal and Child ...

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This toolkit offers a compilation of various tools (guidelines, standard operating procedures, presentations, job aids, and forms) used in the Advancing Community Level Action for Improving MCH/PMTCT (ACCLAIM) Project, which sought to enhance ...

What Works to Prevent HIV Among Sex Workers?
March 30, 2017

What Works to Prevent HIV Among Sex Workers?

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“Female sex workers [FSWs] are affected by HIV more than any other group. In low and middle income countries (LMICs) HIV prevalence among sex workers is 11.8%. FSWs are 13.5 times more likely to be living with HIV than other women.”

What Works to Prevent HIV Among Adolescent Girls?
March 10, 2017

What Works to Prevent HIV Among Adolescent Girls?

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“AIDS is the leading cause of death among adolescents (aged 10-19) in ESA [East and Southern Africa]. Adolescents (aged 10-19) are the only age group in which AIDS deaths rose between 2001 and 2013.”

Experimental Evaluation of MTV Shuga: Changing Social Norms and Behaviours with Entertainment Education
March 7, 2017

Experimental Evaluation of MTV Shuga: Changing Social Norms and Behaviours ...

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“Results of an experimental evaluation of the MTV Shuga drama offer an encouraging message on the potential to use entertainment education as a development tool.”

How Effective is Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Preventing HIV?
March 2, 2017

How Effective is Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Preventing HIV?

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“In this region, in 2013, Ministers of Health and Education from 20 countries endorsed the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) Commitment to scale up access to quality CSE, as well as Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and HIV prevention for ...

Using Advertisements to Create Demand for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in South Africa
January 25, 2017

Using Advertisements to Create Demand for Voluntary Medical Male ...

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“Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) reduces HIV transmission by between 51 and 76 per cent, yet take-up of this fully subsidised service remains low in much of the region of the world most heavily afflicted with the HIV/AIDS pandemic (WHO ...

Synthesis Report of the Rapid Assessment of Adolescent and HIV Programme Context in Five Countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Jamaica, Swaziland and Zimbabwe
October 13, 2016

Synthesis Report of the Rapid Assessment of Adolescent and HIV Programme ...

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“At a time when AIDS-related deaths are declining rapidly in other population groups, AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 10–19 are not declining and AIDS remains the second leading cause of death in adolescents globally. It is the leading ...

Essential Packages Manual: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Programmes for Young People
September 28, 2016

Essential Packages Manual: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights ...

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The Essential Packages Manual is designed to be a comprehensive guide for successful sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) programmes for young people. It seeks to help organisations to critically review programmes and identify gaps ...

Evidence and Rights-based Planning and Support Tool for Empowering Approaches to  SRHR Education with Young People
September 28, 2016

Evidence and Rights-based Planning and Support Tool for Empowering ...

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This tool is designed to help organisations working in HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) to plan or improve their HIV prevention and SRHR education programmes for young people. The toolkit reflects up-to-date ...

2016 Calendar: A Parent's Guide to Comprehensive Sexuality Education
September 26, 2016

2016 Calendar: A Parent's Guide to Comprehensive Sexuality Education

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This calendar is part of an initiative to ensure that children and young people in Eastern and Southern Africa are receiving accurate information about their sexual and reproductive health. Developed for parents and guardians across the region, ...

HIV Prevention Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women - Putting HIV Prevention Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women on the Fast-Track and Engaging Men and Boys
September 7, 2016

HIV Prevention Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women - Putting HIV ...

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“The number of new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa remains exceptionally high. In 2015, 450 000 [380 000–530 000] new infections occurred among adolescent girls and young women aged 15 to 24 years, ...

Tikambe! (Let's Talk!) Project
September 1, 2016

Tikambe! (Let's Talk!) Project

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Tikambe! (Let’s Talk!) is a joint BBC Media Action and Restless Development project in Zambia that uses an integrated communication approach to get young people openly talking about sex, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and how to prevent ...

Advocacy Tool Kit on Pediatric HIV Treatment
August 24, 2016

Advocacy Tool Kit on Pediatric HIV Treatment

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This advocacy tool kit to promote paediatric HIV treatment was developed in partnership with the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) to guide African First ...

SASA! Faith Materials
August 15, 2016

SASA! Faith Materials

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This set of materials has been produced for the SASA! Faith initiative which supports leaders, members, and allies of a religion to come together to prevent violence against women and HIV. The initiative involves a process of community ...

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, HIV and Human Rights - An Advocacy Toolkit
August 12, 2016

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, HIV and Human Rights - An Advocacy Toolkit

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This advocacy tool provides user-friendly guidance, case studies and tools specifically directed at strengthening and promoting advocacy towards the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals in Southern and ...

Six I's HIV/TB Communication and Advocacy Toolkit
August 12, 2016

Six I's HIV/TB Communication and Advocacy Toolkit

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This toolkit, developed by the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) and partner organisations from across the Southern African region, was designed to be an accessible and scientifically accurate training and advocacy material to ...

Changing the River's Flow - A Gender Transformative Programme for Young People
July 19, 2016

Changing the River's Flow - A Gender Transformative Programme for Young People

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SAfAIDS in partnership with Sonke Gender Justice is implementing a 2-year gender programme that seeks to transform gender roles and promote more gender-equitable relationships in order to reduce HIV and gender-based violence (GBV) and promote ...

Using Peers to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People Living with HIV in Uganda: Findings from a Link Up Evaluation
July 18, 2016

Using Peers to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young ...

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This brief presents the findings of an evaluation of the Link Up project's peer support programme in Uganda, which worked with young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) to improve their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The evaluation ...

Youth Changing The River's Flow - RIGHT the Gender Story! Gender Transformation Training: A Facilitator’s Guide
July 5, 2016

Youth Changing The River's Flow - RIGHT the Gender Story! Gender ...

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“’Gender transformative’ refers to action that seeks to promote equitable relationships; transform traditionally accepted norms associated with being a man or a woman; and transform unequal gender relations.” This facilitators' guide forms part ...

Swazi Girls4Health, Swazi Women4Health, Swazi Men4Health Discussion Guides for Interpersonal Communication
July 4, 2016

Swazi Girls4Health, Swazi Women4Health, Swazi Men4Health Discussion Guides ...

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These Discussion Guides for Interpersonal Communication were developed to promote the uptake of key HIV prevention services for three target audiences in Swaziland: adolescent girls and young women (AGYW),  women aged 25-39, and men aged ...

Talking Man-to-Man: The Story of Brothers for Life
June 28, 2016

Talking Man-to-Man: The Story of Brothers for Life

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"B4L [Brothers for Life] was a visually striking and, at times, emotionally powerful mass media campaign supported by the most extensive community mobilisation initiative to date. It took the bold step of talking about widely accepted male ...

Total Market Approach for Condom Programming - Webinar
June 28, 2016

Total Market Approach for Condom Programming - Webinar

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This webinar video shares research and implementation experiences of the total market approach (TMA) for condom programming. “TMA is a system in which all sectors – public, socially marketed, and commercial – work together to deliver health ...

Step Up, Link Up, Speak Up: Mentoring Toolkit
June 22, 2016

Step Up, Link Up, Speak Up: Mentoring Toolkit

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This toolkit was developed to support Link Up's mentoring programme, which is designed to build the confidence and leadership skills of young people to participate and advocate for their priorities in policy processes, especially around sexual ...

Being a Man in Nigeria: Perceptions and Realities
April 15, 2016

Being a Man in Nigeria: Perceptions and Realities

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"Rigid, gender stereotypical and inequitable ideas about men and women still hold sway in Nigeria. However social expectation and realities may be changing and there is evidence that many men support and practice equitable relationships such as ...

Community Matters: Fostering Community-Level Champions in Addressing HIV and Gender-Based Violence in Tanzania
April 8, 2016

Community Matters: Fostering Community-Level Champions in Addressing HIV and ...

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Local activists, leaders, and experts are best positioned to challenge the harmful social and gender norms within their communities that contribute to HIV transmission, gender-based violence (GBV), and other poor health outcomes." This brief ...

No Hoodie No Honey Social Media Campaign
April 5, 2016

No Hoodie No Honey Social Media Campaign

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Launched in December 2013, the No Hoodie No Honey (No Condom, No Sex) social media campaign is designed to reach young people in Nigeria, especially girls aged 15-24, with information on sexual and reproductive health (SRH), including safer sex. ...

SBCC Resource Collection on School-Related Gender-based Violence
April 1, 2016

SBCC Resource Collection on School-Related Gender-based Violence

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This collection of Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) resources was drawn together as part of The Health COMpass's ongoing series of "Trending Topics," theme-based collections of health communication resources and tools for the ...

Mobilising a Response to HIV, Gender, Youth and Gender-Based Violence in South Africa: A Toolkit for Trainers and Programme Implementers
March 18, 2016

Mobilising a Response to HIV, Gender, Youth and Gender-Based Violence in ...

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This toolkit was produced as part of the Sexual HIV Prevention Project (SHIPP) to support in-house training on gender, HIV, youth, and community mobilisation for programme implementers working on HIV and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention at ...

Vunja Ukimya, Zungumza na Mwenzio: A Mass Media Campaign to Motivate Couples to Communicate Effectively for HIV-Free Households
March 14, 2016

Vunja Ukimya, Zungumza na Mwenzio: A Mass Media Campaign to Motivate Couples ...

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"As a result of the campaign, couples were motivated to communicate about health, and men and women were more likely to seek reproductive health services together."

Tiyani Vavasati: Empowerment and Financial Education Intervention
March 14, 2016

Tiyani Vavasati: Empowerment and Financial Education Intervention

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This training manual was produced to guide a series of training sessions which were designed to empower young women. Part of a Sonke Gender Justice project implemented in South Africa, the four one-day long training sessions, are meant ...

Community Action and Leadership Initiative (CLAC) Online Resource Library
March 7, 2016

Community Action and Leadership Initiative (CLAC) Online Resource Library

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"Knowledge sharing is fundamental for creating action at scale..." Kevin Osborne, LINKAGES Project Director  The MSM Global Forum, with the support of the LINKAGES project (Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations ...

One Youth Can: Facilitator's Guide and Workbook
March 2, 2016

One Youth Can: Facilitator's Guide and Workbook

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Published by Sonke Gender Justice, this facilitator’s guide and accompanying participant workbook are intended to be a resource for those working with youth on issues of citizenship, human rights, gender, health, sexuality and violence. They were ...

Tsima Community Mobilisation Materials
March 2, 2016

Tsima Community Mobilisation Materials

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Sonke Gender Justice produced this three part package of materials comprising of a handbook, workshop manual, and toolkit, which are designed to support community mobilisation activities around the issue of treatment as prevention. The materials ...

Strengthening Linkages between Clinical and Social Services for Children and Adolescents Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence: A Companion Guide
February 19, 2016

Strengthening Linkages between Clinical and Social Services for Children and ...

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"Similar to sexual violence against adults, sexual violence against children and adolescents is surrounded by a culture of secrecy, stigma, and silence. Too often, it is viewed as a private matter, especially when the perpetrator is a family ...

Empowering Each Other: Young People Who Sell Sex in Ethiopia
February 10, 2016

Empowering Each Other: Young People Who Sell Sex in Ethiopia

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"HIV prevention programmes are increasingly recognising the different ways in which sex workers organise themselves and how they prefer to access information and services. However, existing programmes are taking place on a small scale and often ...

Breaking Down Barriers: Empowering Young people Living with HIV in Uganda
February 10, 2016

Breaking Down Barriers: Empowering Young people Living with HIV in Uganda

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"Link Up’s experience in Uganda demonstrates the success empowered young people living with HIV can have in achieving greater access to SRHR and HIV services for their peers. Building a strong team of peer educators who were visible and proud of ...

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