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Everyone deserves to live free of violence: How HIV and GBV service integration can improve lives and effectively address twin epidemics

Robyn Dayton, Technical Advisor, LINKAGES Betty Alvarez, Consultant, FHI 360 This blog post was original published here on FHI 360's R&E Search for Evidence. Click here to read this post in Spanish. In the Dominican Republic, one of the questions most faced by public health officials, law enforcement and civil society is how to address gender-based …

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Walking the walk: LINKAGES and EpiC’s active response to gender-based violence

Aubrey Weber, Research Utilization, FHI 360 Robyn Dayton, HIV Division, FHI 360 Josefina Rojas, CEPROSH, Dominican Republic Sopha Nith, LINKAGES Cambodia Dr. Sou Sanith, Battambang Provincial Health Department, Cambodia Maurice Wangu, EpiC/FHI 360 Kenya Today, the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence annual campaign begins. This global movement runs each year from International Day …

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Safety and security: Protecting the implementers of key population HIV programs around the world

Written by Revati Chawla, Lead Programmes, International HIV/AIDS Alliance “You can only be a good activist if you are alive and well!” These are the profound words of Dennis Wamala, who has experienced violations of his own personal safety while ensuring that his community in Uganda has access to life-saving HIV services. Community-based organizations (CBOs) …

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Addressing violence in HIV programs for key populations: Opportunities for integration

In commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, LINKAGES’ new infographic explores how HIV programs for key populations can address violence. The infographic highlights the global prevalence of HIV and violence among key populations, the impact of violence on HIV among key populations across the cascade, and six recommendations to integrate …

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International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) exists to uphold the voice of sex workers globally and connect regional networks advocating for the rights of female, male, and transgender sex workers. NSWP represents 264 sex-worker-led organizations in 79 countries. Globally, sex workers of all genders face physical, psychological, and sexual violence. Gender-based violence against …

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Key Population Hero: Addressing stigma and discrimination among LGBT people in Kenya

Written by Levis Nderitu, co-founder, Sullivan Reed Sullivan Reed is an organization in Nairobi, Kenya that specializes in the economic and social empowerment of LGBT people in Kenya, where homosexuality is criminalized and HIV prevalence is almost three times higher among men who have sex with men than the general population. Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, …

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Reducing Gender-Based Violence Against Women Who use Drugs: The Right to be Free

Written by Judy Chang, Board Member, International Network of People who use Drugs Globally, it is estimated that one out of three women experiences gender-based violence (GBV) in her lifetime. Data on women who use drugs and their experiences of violence are scarce; this is not surprising given our status as an invisible population. As a …

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Let’s acknowledge that gender-based violence also affects transgender people and other key populations

Written by Hally Mahler, Project Director, FHI 360 LINKAGES and Rose Wilcher, Director, Research Utilization, FHI 360 Last year, a friend and colleague, Beyonce Karungi, wrote about what it is like to be a transgender woman in Uganda. She talked about being rejected by family members and about being beaten up and burned with cigarettes for being …

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