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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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New evidence from gender-based violence research among key populations can inform HIV programming

Written by Aubrey Weber, Technical Officer, FHI 360; Emily Evens, Scientist, FHI 360; & Michele Lanham, Technical Officer, FHI 360 This blog post was first featured on FHI 360's R&E Search for Evidence website. Female sex workers, gay men and other men who have sex with men, and transgender (trans) women – collectively referred to …

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“Because of how you are”: Using participatory research to understand violence against transgender women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Written by Kathleen Shears, Science Writer, FHI 360, and Michele Lanham, Technical Officer, FHI 360 This blog post was first featured on FHI 360's R&E Search for Evidence blog. To put the challenge of violence against transgender (trans) women in perspective, consider this estimate: the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights reports that in Latin America and the …

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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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