Addressing gender-based violence from the reproductive health/HIV sector PDF Print E-mail

AUTHOR: A. Guedes
DATE: 2004
PUBLISHER: USAID Interagency Gender Working Group

Gender-based violence can result in many negative consequences for women's health and well-being as it has become a public health and human rights problem throughout the world. It can also affect their children and undermine the economic well-being of the societies. Gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS are also inextricably linked. The experience of violence affects the risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) directly when it interferes with women's ability to negotiate condom use. This document provides a literature review and analysis to the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Bureau for Global Health (GH) on programs in developing countries that have addressed or challenged gender-based violence with a link to the reproductive health (RH)/HIV sectors.

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