"Addressing Violence against Women in HIV Responses in Eight
Dr Jantine Jacobi, UNAIDS/GCWA
New York, 29 February 2012
Monitoring and inclusion of VAW at the national level of the AIDS response and the implementation of the UNAIDS agenda for women and girls
All-Ukrainian Network of PLWH
Produced by Franziska Kunze and Natalie Rodic, "Twin Pandemics" is a 13-minute advocacy video focused on revealing some of the often unspoken realities surrounding the convergence of HIV/AIDS and violence against women in a global context.
This exploration is focused not only on how one pandemic perpetuates the other, but also on the systemic issues surrounding them both. Created during the 2007 Commission on the Status of Women, featuring interviews with activists and professionals from across Africa as well as India , Bolivia , and the United States , the complexities of the topic are paralleled by practical solutions and recommendations for the future.
This video was made possible by the New School Graduate Program of International Affairs. Directed and edited by: Franziska Kunze and Natalie Rodic;
Interviews conducted by: Marzena Szewczyk, Malgorzata Juszczak and Jennifer Zanowiak.
This report of the WHO Multi-country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence against Women analyses data collected from over 24,000 women in 10 countries representing diverse cultural, geographical and urban/rural settings: Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, Japan, Peru, Namibia, Samoa, Serbia and Montenegro, Thailand, and the United Republic of Tanzania. The Study was designed to: estimate the prevalence of physical, sexual and emotional violence against women, with particular emphasis on violence by intimate partners; assess the association of partner violence with a range of health outcomes; identify factors that may either protect or put women at risk of partner violence; document the strategies and services that women use to cope with violence by an intimate partner.
These reports illustrate how two of South Africa's epidemics - violence against women, and HIV/AIDS - may be converging in new and lethal ways.
This report sets out to answer some of the questions put to Amnesty women victims of violence. It looks at violence against women, particularly focuses on rape committed by both security officials and private individuals. Women subjected to violence are not adequately protected by the law and commit violence against women continue to operate with impunity. Gender-based violence not only exposes women to sexually transmitted diseases, but also to the risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS.
This report documents the linkages between domestic violence and the spread of HIV/AIDS in Uganda. Based on interviews conducted in the country, the publication provides testimonies and interviews with women who have experienced rapes, attacks and violence by their husbands.
An important component of HIV voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) programs is encouraging clients to inform partners of their serostatus. Building on previous research, this study explored the links between HIV infection, serostatus disclosure, and partner violence among women attending the Muhimbili Health Information Center, a VCT clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
This report provides an assessment of the role of gender based violence in HIV transmission and the current prevalence of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa. It explains how the use of PEP can help prevent HIV infection and describes the policy the government has adopted to provide access to PEP and ARVs for all survivors of sexual violence.