Strengthening Community Platforms to Address Gender Norms. 2/2016
AIDSFree Technical Brief, February 2016 24 pp. 1.5 MB
by Ibou Thior
Several studies have reported that girls’ and women’s risk of HIV infection is asso- ciated with gender inequality and violence. Harmful gender norms can lead to risky behaviours, vio- lence, substance abuse, pursuit of multiple sexual partners, and domination of women. These norms affect not only men and women but also families and communities. This technical brief describes the elements of programmatic approaches to strengthen community platforms to address gender equali- ty and harmful gender norms.