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ANNOUNCEMENT: Applied Research Services on Inter-Linkages between Gender-Based Violence and HIV

The partnership of the Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division (HEARD), Salamander Trust, AIDS Legal Network, the ATHENA Network and Project Empower announce that they have been selected as diverse research institutions to support the design of an implementation and monitoring framework for community based organisations in six countries based on the latest evidence and promising practices related to gender-based violence (GBV)  and HIV. This work aims to document and determine effectiveness and lessons learnt. Click here for more information.

How Do Provincial Responses in South Africa Prioritise Women, Girls and Gender Equality?

How Do Provincial Responses in South Africa Prioritise Women, Girls and Gender Equality?

Although South African Provincial Strategic Plans to address HIV generally provide comprehensive responses that prioritise women, girls and gender equality, they are weak in a number of areas. These were the findings of an assessment conducted by HEARD for the Department of Social Development which aimed to highlight policy and programmatic gaps and challenges within provincial plans. Funded by UNAIDS, and with support from the South African National AIDS Council, The Gender Equality Assessment of Provincial Strategic Plans and Provincial Operational Plans on HIV, STI and TB was launched this week in Pretoria by the Department of Social Development.

Click here for key findings of the assessment, and here for a summary of the report.

We're Hiring: Junior Researcher (Health Governance and Finance Programme)

We're Hiring: Junior Researcher (Health Governance and Finance Programme)

HEARD is looking for a candidate to join its pioneering Health Governance and Finance Programme. The successful applicant should have a keen interest on issues around health governance and financing in Africa. Click here for more information. Apply before 6 April 2015.

Study: Can a Broad Economic Empowerment and Gender Transformative Intervention Reduce Gender-based Violence and HIV-Risk?

Study: Can a Broad Economic Empowerment and Gender Transformative Intervention Reduce Gender-based Violence and HIV-Risk?

In sub-Saharan Africa urban informal settlements are growing rapidly with an estimated 70% of residents in cities living in these spaces. Residents of informal settlements are very vulnerable to poor health, with studies showing high HIV-incidence and gender-based violence. Interventions to prevent HIV and gender-based violence in informal settlements are needed, but only a limited number have been designed for this particular environment. Continue reading.

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