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Fact sheet: Men are Partners in Preventing HIV and Violence Against Women (VAW)

Fact sheet: Men are Partners in Preventing HIV and Violence Against Women (VAW), SAfAIDS 2010

 

The HIV epidemic continues to be huge challenge in Southern Africa, which has the highest HIV prevelance rates.

Issue 02/2010 - The Umbrella: Safe from GBV and HIV - Changing the River’s Flow Newsletter, SAfAIDS

Issue 02/2010 - The Umbrella: Safe from GBV and HIV - Changing the River’s Flow Newsletter, SAfAIDS

 

In this issue, we look at the importance of communication - and dialogues within communities that aim to break the culture of silence around HIV and GBV - to achieve change and alleviate traditional cutural practices that iipact negatively on the well-being of women and children. High levels of rape and domestic abuse are a factor in the region's HIV epidemic; women who have been physically and sexually assaulted by thier partners, as well as those who are in relationships with men who have a greater deal of control over them, are at higher risk of HIV infection. 

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