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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-led civil-society organisations, and private-sector providers to plan, ...

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."

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 

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 ...

Access, Services and Knowledge (ASK) Programme - Essential Packages Manual
February 9, 2016

Access, Services and Knowledge (ASK) Programme - Essential Packages Manual

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The Essential Packages Manual was produced as part of the "Access, Services and Knowledge" (ASK) programme of the Youth Empowerment Alliance, which seeks to improve the sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) of young people (15-24 years) by ...

Empower Young Women and Adolescent Girls: Fast-Track the End of the AIDS Epidemic in Africa
February 4, 2016

Empower Young Women and Adolescent Girls: Fast-Track the End of the AIDS ...

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"To be effective, any health and development agenda needs to focus on the root causes of the gender gap, and the AIDS response is no different."

The One Man Can Model: Community Mobilisation as an Approach to Promote Gender Equality and Reduce HIV vulnerability in South Africa
November 30, 2015

The One Man Can Model: Community Mobilisation as an Approach to Promote ...

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"At the interpersonal level, adoption of gender equitable beliefs and values had positive effects on improved interpersonal communication and a more balanced division of labour in the home. At the community level, participation in collective ...

On the Fast-Track to End AIDS: UNAIDS 2016 - 2021 Strategy
November 25, 2015

On the Fast-Track to End AIDS: UNAIDS 2016 - 2021 Strategy

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This document outlines the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 2016-2021 strategy to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. The strategy maps out the UNAIDS Fast-Track approach to accelerating the AIDS response ...

Tsima: Treatment as Prevention Project
November 16, 2015

Tsima: Treatment as Prevention Project

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Tsima is a three-year community mobilisation intervention and research trial being implemented in South Africa to encourage communities to learn and understand that HIV treatment is also a form of HIV prevention, particularly for sero-discordant ...

Contextual Barriers, Motivations, and Coping Strategies in the Uptake of HCT and Condoms Among Truckers and Female Sex Workers in Busia Township, Busia District
July 23, 2015

Contextual Barriers, Motivations, and Coping Strategies in the Uptake of HCT ...

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Findings suggested that truckers and female sex workers who effectively use condoms and regularly check their HIV status were motivated by a responsibility to their families, as well as their personal safety.

Our Time To Be Heard: Stories Giving Voice to Young People and Their Experience of HIV
July 21, 2015

Our Time To Be Heard: Stories Giving Voice to Young People and Their ...

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"Don't take the place of adolescents and young people in decision-making, but listen to us and support us, and together we will end AIDS." - Cédric Nininahazwe, executive director of the Burundian National Network of young people living with HIV

HIV/AIDS Vulnerabilities, Discrimination, and Service Accessibility among Africa’s Youth: Insights from a Multi-country Study
July 17, 2015

HIV/AIDS Vulnerabilities, Discrimination, and Service Accessibility among ...

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"At the individual level, youth lack access to appropriate SRH [sexual and reproductive health] information and confidential, low-cost, and stigma-free SRH services. Institutional responses are hampered by sociocultural sensitivities to youth ...

No Yawa Youth Project
July 15, 2015

No Yawa Youth Project

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Launched in Ghana in January 2013, No Yawa is a youth project developed by DKT Ghana (DKT), Marie Stopes International Ghana (MSIG), and the Grameen Foundation (with funding from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ghana) that links ...

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