2015

Social Protection Programmes Contribute to HIV Prevention

This policy brief outlines the key pathways through which social protection can address risk factors and contribute to preventing new HIV infections. It highlights country-level initiatives and provides policy implications and recommendations.

This brief is coauthored by UNICEF and Economic Policy Research Institute. University of Oxford, UNDP and the Transfer Project have contributed to content reflected in this brief, and USAID has endorsed the brief.

Women & Girls- Safe Spaces

This guidance is based on the experiences of UNFPA and its partners in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. It also refers to experiences documented by the Gender-Based Violence coordination mechanisms in Jordan and Lebanon. Lessons learned from other regions are also referenced. Guidance has also been taken from the child protection and adolescent girls sectors in establishing child-friendly spaces and girls’ safe spaces.

Operational Guidelines for Selecting Indicators for the HIV Response

These operational guidelines provide detailed information about how to use the indicator assessment tool. This tool assesses the extent to which indicators intended for use in the HIV response meet a set of internationally agreed standards. These operational guidelines, the indicator assessment tool and the standards have all been produced by the UNAIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group (MERG).

Indashyikirwa Project

This tool is a set of interactive trainings and take-home exercises designed to help foster a process of change to reduce gender-based violence amongst couples in Rwandan communities. The structure and content are built upon the latest learning from the field of GBV prevention about what makes effective GBV prevention, including: addressing power imbalance as a root cause of GBV, recognizing change as a process, understanding triggers of GBV, and building skills to manage trigger and create a healthy, non-violent relationship.

Building Assets Toolkit: Developing Positive Benchmarks for Adolescent Girls

Recognizing that programmes for adolescent girls are often overly generalized and not adapted to specific populations, this toolkit pioneers a process to assist in the development of relevant, tailored, and positive program content. The asset-building approach helps craft stepwise, achievable benchmarks for girls by age, social category, and context. The toolkit introduces practitioners to the asset-building approach, guiding them through the exercise while modelling the critical thinking needed for effective program design.