Sexual and reproductive health

16 Ideas for addressing violence against women in the context of the HIV epidemic

A programming tool


Front cover of publication

Publication details

Number of pages: 68
Publication date: 2013
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150653 3


About the tool

The programming tool provides evidence-summaries for 16 programming approaches for preventing and responding to violence against women in the context of the HIV epidemic.

The tool is aimed at

  • policy-makers;
  • managers of national HIV programmes from relevant line ministries;
  • donors;
  • national and international nongovernmental organizations and community-based organizations;
  • UN agencies and programmes;and
  • institutions conducting intervention research and providing technical support for violence against women and HIV programmes.

Four areas where changes needs to happen

  • empowerment of women through integrated, multi-sectoral approaches;
  • transforming social and cultural norms related to gender;
  • integrating violence against women and HIV services; and
  • promoting and implementing laws and policies related to violence against women, gender equality and HIV

A key feature of this tool is an inter-active programming wheel that summarizes the 16 ideas and the core values that must guide all programming on violence against women.