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Lessons from Link Up! What's So Different About Adolescents? - Unique Challenges and Opportunities in Engaging 10 -19 Year Olds in Integrated HIV and SRHR Services
January 19, 2017

Lessons from Link Up! What's So Different About Adolescents? - Unique ...

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“Adolescents are unique in their development, their health and their social needs; therefore, their service requirements are different.” This brief explores some of the key lessons learned from the Link Up programme related to engaging and ...

A Tool for Strengthening Gender-Sensitive National HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
December 13, 2016

A Tool for Strengthening Gender-Sensitive National HIV and Sexual and ...

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"Policies and programmes to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities are more effective when systems are in place to record, report, measure and monitor health data, analyse such evidence and apply it to design effective strategies." ...

We Want To Be Free - A Book About Gender-Based Violence
November 17, 2016

We Want To Be Free - A Book About Gender-Based Violence

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This book about gender-based violence (GBV) is designed to inform young people in South Africa about violence against women and children, what to do when it happens, and how to help prevent it. It has been published by the Soul City Institute for ...

Stop TB Key Population Briefs
November 11, 2016

Stop TB Key Population Briefs

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These Stop TB Key Population Briefs form part of the Stop TB Partnership's initiative to focus attention on key populations that face a range of barriers to access tuberculosis (TB) care and treatment. The briefs were developed in response to The ...

Be Healthy – Know Your Viral Load Campaign
November 4, 2016

Be Healthy – Know Your Viral Load Campaign

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Launched in October 2015, the Be Healthy - Know Your Viral Load Campaign calls on African governments to make viral load tests routinely available to all citizens living with HIV. The campaign is coordinated by the International Treatment ...

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 ...

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 ...

Close the Gap: TB and Human Rights - An Activists Guide
August 19, 2016

Close the Gap: TB and Human Rights - An Activists Guide

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This document serves as a framework for activists in Southern and East Africa working on HIV, tuberculosis (TB,) and human rights issues in the region. It offers information and calls to action around key issues related to TB prevention, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Soul Beat 261 - Addressing Gender-Based Violence Through Media and Communication
April 11, 2016

The Soul Beat 261 - Addressing Gender-Based Violence Through Media and ...

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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," monthly theme-based collections of health communication resources and tools for ...

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 

Educating Girls: Creating a Foundation for Positive Sexual and Reproductive Health Behaviors
February 23, 2016

Educating Girls: Creating a Foundation for Positive Sexual and Reproductive ...

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"Investments that promote keeping girls in school, particularly in secondary school, have far-reaching and long-term health and development benefits for individuals, families, and communities."

Communities Deliver: The Critical Role of Communities in Reaching Global Targets to End the AIDS Epidemic
January 26, 2016

Communities Deliver: The Critical Role of Communities in Reaching Global ...

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"Communities were the first responders to HIV three decades ago, and they remain essential in advocating for a robust response to the epidemic, delivering services that can reach everyone in need and tackling HIV-related stigma and discrimination."

DFID Guidance Notes: Shifting Social Norms to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls
January 25, 2016

DFID Guidance Notes: Shifting Social Norms to Tackle Violence Against Women ...

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"Although the development community has long recognised the importance of attitudes, norms, and beliefs that justify violence and gender inequality in perpetuating violence against women and girls (VAWG), there has often been a lack of clarity ...

Kwanele
January 18, 2016

Kwanele

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Launched in July 2015, Kwanele is a five-year pilot programme working in 20 schools in Khayelitsha township in South Africa to decrease the high level of gender-based and sexual violence in schools and ensure a safe learning environment for ...

Multisectoral Responses to Gender-based Violence in Mozambique
January 15, 2016

Multisectoral Responses to Gender-based Violence in Mozambique

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"Gender-based violence (GBV) is both pervasive and widely accepted in Mozambique. The complex and multifaceted structural and sociocultural factors that underlie and reinforce GBV warrant a strong multi-level and multisectoral response."

Gender Considerations Along the HIV Treatment Cascade: An Evidence Review with Priority Actions
January 14, 2016

Gender Considerations Along the HIV Treatment Cascade: An Evidence Review ...

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"Expanding access to ART while considering equity and human rights is urgently needed..."

Building the Assets to Thrive: Addressing the HIV-related Vulnerabilities of Adolescent Girls in Ethiopia
November 18, 2015

Building the Assets to Thrive: Addressing the HIV-related Vulnerabilities of ...

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"The HIV Prevention for Vulnerable Adolescent Girls in Ethiopia project demonstrates that well-designed programs — based on thorough formative research, planned from the outset to be replicable and scalable, and carefully monitored and adjusted — ...

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

Effectiveness of an Integrated Intimate Partner Violence and HIV Prevention Intervention in Rakai, Uganda: Analysis of an Intervention in an Existing Cluster Randomised Cohort
May 12, 2015

Effectiveness of an Integrated Intimate Partner Violence and HIV Prevention ...

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"Finally, as international initiatives emphasise the importance of health strategies that promote gender equality and prioritise the needs of women and girls, this study’s findings suggest that the SHARE model is a promising, gender-responsive ...

Sex Workers and Sex Work in South Africa: A Guide for Journalists and Writers
April 29, 2015

Sex Workers and Sex Work in South Africa: A Guide for Journalists and Writers

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This guide was produced to help journalists and writers to report on sex work in South Africa in a respectful and sensitive way. It sets out basic facts about the sex work industry and contains sections on appropriate terminology, use of images, ...

HIV-Related Discrimination among Grade Six Students in Nine Southern African Countries
April 24, 2015

HIV-Related Discrimination among Grade Six Students in Nine Southern African ...

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"HIV-related stigmatisation and discrimination by young children towards their peers have important consequences at the individual level and for our response to the epidemic, yet research on this area is limited."

Audience Reception and Evaluation Study for Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) Communication Program in Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
January 22, 2015

Audience Reception and Evaluation Study for Sexual and Reproductive Health ...

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This 53-page audience reception report discusses the findings of a study conducted by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication on the implementation of a programme on sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) among ...

Wize Up - Your Decision Your Life Booklet
December 18, 2014

Wize Up - Your Decision Your Life Booklet

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This booklet was produced as part of the Wize up, Your Decision Your Life campaign in Swaziland, which challenges young people to take control of their health and start thinking and talking about their sexual and reproductive health and rights ...

Gender Matters: Overcoming Gender-Related Barriers to Prevent New HIV Infections among Children and Keep Their Mothers Alive
November 21, 2014

Gender Matters: Overcoming Gender-Related Barriers to Prevent New HIV ...

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"Studies indicate that harmful gender norms and practices, cultural perceptions and beliefs surrounding pregnancy and childbirth, and a distrust of health-care services all can pose barriers to HIV prevention and treatment. In particular, women ...

Pregnancy with Dignity Campaign
November 17, 2014

Pregnancy with Dignity Campaign

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Launched in October 2014, the Pregnancy with Dignity Campaign is designed to support the Campaign of Accelerated Reduction in Maternal and Child Mortality in Africa (CARMMA) by advocating for policy interventions and actions to ensure the safety ...

ZAZI: A Participatory Programme on Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women and Girls - A Toolkit for Facilitators
November 6, 2014

ZAZI: A Participatory Programme on Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women ...

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This toolkit has been developed by the ZAZI campaign for use by peer educators, community outreach workers, faith-based organisations, and traditional health practitioners to help facilitate participatory discussions on sexual and reproductive ...

Sexuality and You - Leaflet
October 30, 2014

Sexuality and You - Leaflet

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Produced by the Zambia Centre for Communications Programmes (ZCCP), this leaflet is designed for sex workers in Zambia. The leaflet addresses the issue of alcohol and sex, what to do when infected with sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the ...

Sexworkers are Humans Being Too - Leaflet
October 30, 2014

Sexworkers are Humans Being Too - Leaflet

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Produced by Action Institute for Environmental Health and Development Communication (Action IEHDC), this z-folder leaflet is designed for sex workers working mainly in the border towns of Zimbabwe and seeks to raise awareness of risky sexual ...

The Life of Lady Trace - Booklet
October 29, 2014

The Life of Lady Trace - Booklet

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Published by Desert Soul Health and Development Communication in Namibia, this leaflet seeks to inform sex workers about their rights and how to stay healthy. It is presented from the perspective of a sex worker who tells the reader how and why ...

AIDS Today
October 24, 2014

AIDS Today

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"It is a dangerous myth that perpetuates the idea that there is simply a bit of unfinished business to handle and then the era of AIDS will be behind us. The narrative leads inexorably to donors and governments committing less money in the long ...

Including Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
August 19, 2014

Including Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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"The Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) recognizes the human rights violations integral to child, early and forced marriage as well negative implications related to poverty, education, health and sexual and reproductive ...

Africa Symposium on Adolescent Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV (7 -10 December 2014)
August 14, 2014

Africa Symposium on Adolescent Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV (7 -10 ...

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Following the First Regional Symposium in Khartoum in 2007, the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) is organising the 2nd Symposium in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Zambia, the Zambia National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council, and the ...

Agashi Radio Drama
August 13, 2014

Agashi Radio Drama

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Agashi (meaning "Hey! Look again!") is a Burundian 208-episode radio drama that addresses a variety of health and development issues including HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and family planning, education and women’s empowerment, and ...

Impact of Multimedia Communication Campaign “Diz NÃO à Violência Doméstica” (Say NO to Domestic Violence)
August 7, 2014

Impact of Multimedia Communication Campaign “Diz NÃO à Violência Doméstica” ...

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Nearly one-third of Mozambican women aged 15-49 who are married or live in marital union have ever experienced domestic violence, and close to one-quarter have experienced domestic violence within the past 12 months. Young women are particularly ...

Health and Human Rights Resource Guide
July 14, 2014

Health and Human Rights Resource Guide

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Published by the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University by invitation from Open Society Foundations (OSF), this resource guide "has been designed to be a user-friendly, multi-purpose tool in advocating for health and human ...

Helping Traditional Leaders Explain Issues Around Sexuality in Their Communities
July 10, 2014

Helping Traditional Leaders Explain Issues Around Sexuality in Their Communities

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This booklet aims to support traditional leaders in Southern Africa to increase knowledge and understanding around sexuality and sexual orientation among other leaders and members of their community. This is in order to promote a culture of ...

Young Reporters' Network Tanzania
July 8, 2014

Young Reporters' Network Tanzania

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Launched in 2011, the Mtandao wa Wanahabari Watoto Tanzania (Young Reporters' Network Tanzania) recruits and trains children in Tanzania to produce radio programmes exploring issues that are important to them and their peers, while also sharing ...

Good Practice Guide: HIV and Human Rights
July 7, 2014

Good Practice Guide: HIV and Human Rights

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This Good Practice Guide discusses the rationale, principles, and elements of human rights-based HIV programming. It was produced to assist those working on HIV/AIDS and related issues to integrate human rights through all stages of the ...

Reporting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Sexual Minorities: A Media Training Manual for Journalists in the SADC Region
July 1, 2014

Reporting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Sexual Minorities: A ...

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Published by Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf), this manual was produced to build the capacity of media to counter hate speech, discrimination, and violence against sexual minorities, particularly related to their sexual and reproductive ...

Mediating Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Southern Africa
July 1, 2014

Mediating Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Southern Africa

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Launched in June 2013, the Mediating Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Southern Africa project is working to enhance the media’s capacity to positively report on issues around sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) of marginalised ...

Enhancing Good Practice Documentation with Digital Storytelling: A Reference Manual for Empowering Community-based Organisations and Communities around HIV and Gender
June 30, 2014

Enhancing Good Practice Documentation with Digital Storytelling: A Reference ...

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This reference manual, which was developed jointly by SAfAIDS and Women'sNet, with support from Oxfam Canada, is designed to provide a step-by-step guide on using digital storytelling - which combines audio and visual images with a script or ...

Bridging the Gap: IEC 4 LGBTI - Handbook
June 30, 2014

Bridging the Gap: IEC 4 LGBTI - Handbook

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This Handbook has been developed to support organisations working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in southern Africa to develop effective information, education and communication (IEC) materials with a focus ...

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