PREVIEW

Advancing the Evidence Base on Child Marriage and HIV

June 6, 2019

Girls Not Brides and UNICEF have focused attention through a white paper and expert consultation to better understand the relationship between early marriage and HIV. Their goal was to generate an enhanced understanding of the relationships between child marriage and HIV, identifying gaps in the evidence and promising programs, and establishing a course of action… View Article

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Identifying Local Constructs of Resilience, Determined and Empowered Adolescent Girls and Young Women Study Report

May 10, 2019

AVSI and the AfriChild Center conducted qualitative research to understand the realities of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and the local constructs of determined, resilient and empowered AGYW in Uganda. The results suggest that determined, resilient and empowered AGYW are characterized by having the knowledge and skills to become successful, is economically self-sufficient not… View Article

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Graduation Data Quality and Sustainability Assessment for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs

March 5, 2019

The objective of the data quality assessment is to assess the process by which households are graduated from programs and to support program improvement. The objective of the sustainability assessment is to assess whether graduated households are maintaining or improving their well-being after graduation. The document includes a method for carrying out graduation data quality… View Article

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Graduation Benchmarks Assessment Tool for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs

March 5, 2019

This is the tool by which households will be assessed for graduation from OVC projects. The tool provides guidance on which of the eight benchmarks should be assessed for which households or for which members of the household; provides questions for each benchmark to be answered by the caseworker carrying out the assessment; and contains… View Article

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Graduation Benchmarks Indicator Reference Sheets for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs

March 5, 2019

These indicator reference sheets are meant to help OVC programs to understand and track the eight benchmark criteria established by PEPFAR for graduation of households from program support.

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Gender Integration and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response: Training Manual

February 21, 2019

The EnCompass team designed and delivered a three-day, face-to-face training for PEPFAR implementing partners working with orphans and other vulnerable children and key populations. The aim of this training was to increase implementing partners’ capacity to design and implement interventions that are gender-aware and gender-transformative, and prevent and respond to gender-based violence. Following the training, AIDSFree… View Article

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National Standard Operating Procedures for the Management of Sexual Violence Against Children

February 1, 2019

These Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) seek to enhance the capacity of health care providers and health management teams to respond to and support child survivors of sexual violence. Building on both national and international sexual and gender-based violence SOPs, the document provides a standardized, user-friendly guide on how to apply child-centered approaches for the effective… View Article

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National Referral Protocol on Gender Based Violence

January 28, 2019

These pathways to service provision for victims and survivors of gender-based violence are a joint work of multiple Ministries of the Government of Sierra Leone. The National Referral Protocol describes the roles and responsibilities for each of the government and non-government stakeholders. The document also includes data collection and case coordination responsibilities and a visual… View Article

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Strengthening Systems for the Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV Status of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

January 15, 2019

This publication reports on a mixed methods study in three countries to collect qualitative data about the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems in place for the collection, management, and use of OVC_HIVSTAT data. Six implementing partners (IPs) across Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, and Zimbabwe were assessed. This summary report elaborates on the challenges that IPs are facing in… View Article

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Stemming HIV in adolescents: gender and modes of transmission

January 7, 2019

Adolescents have been rightly highlighted as a priority population in ending HIV but the authors of this article explain that a gender lens is also needed. The authors’ analysis indicate that gender disaggregation illuminates the causes of transmission which must be brought into the light for prevention and appropriate intervention. Using data provided by Avenir… View Article

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