New Project in Zambia Will Combat Gender-Based Violence, Expand Services for Survivors

February 11, 2019In Zambia, IntraHealth International and our partners are working to end gender-based violence (GBV) and prevent the spread of HIV by promoting gender equity and human rights as part of a new $17 million, five-yearproject funded by the United States Agency for International Development. An additional $10 million may be used to pursue new opportunities to address GBV for up to five more years.IntraHealth will work with lead partner Zambia Center for Communication Programmes and others to bolster access to services for survivors of GBV and support laws and policies that protect and advance equality among men, women, and children —including members of key populations and people with disabilities.Through the new project, IntraHealth will cultivate healthy male involvement in gender issues and provide technical support to community-based GBV services, including one-stop centers. We will coordinate all community outreach efforts using theHealthy Images of Manhood approach to engage men, boys, and key populations. To improve and expand access to GBV services, we will work closely with national, provincial, and district government authorities to:Train one-stop center staff in GBV case management and high-quality services that are stigma- and discrimination-freeImprove the availability of suppliesEnhance community referral systemsLead quality-improvement efforts  GBV has vast impacts across an individual ’s lifespan. The use or threat of control and a...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Zambia USAID Stop Gender-Based Violence (USAID Stop GBV) HIV & AIDS Gender Equality Quality of Care Source Type: news

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