Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS) is a member of the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance. SAfAIDS heads the Alliance's thematic cluster on health, sexual and reproductive health (SRH), and HIV.
How Are You Living Your Faith? 16 Days of Activism Campaign 2010
Position Paper: Ending Southern Africa's Epidemic of Violence Against Women, SAfAIDS 2010
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 03/2010 - 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.
The Umbrella: Safe from GBV and HIV - Changing the River’s Flow Newsletter: Issue 01/2009, SAfAIDS
Within the pages of The Umbrella – Safe from GBV and HIV Newsletter, the first issue under the SAfAIDS Changing the River's Flow series programme - we seek to build bridges of hope and renewed energy towards responding to genderbased violence, HIV and the promotion of women’s rights within the context of culture across southern Africa. We anticipate that this Newsletter shall foster ncreased and widened dialogue for change between all stakeholders around these challenging topics and irealities.