Sharing Effective Approaches: Integrating Gender & Sexuality into Traditional Workplace HIV/AIDS Programs: The Gender & Sexuality in HIV/AIDS (GESHA) Program
In Zambia, the cultural imbalance of power between men and women has led to poor communication about HIV status and safe-sex practices between partners. The SHARe project, which implemented a series of workplace HIV prevention programs in 2004, recognized the need to include an educational component regarding gender and sexuality in order to effectively change behavior among the at-risk population targeted by SHARe programming. In 2007, the Gender and Sexuality in HIV/AIDS (GESHA) Program was instituted with the goal of providing a safe, comfortable platform for conversation between coworkers and couples about the culturally taboo issues that are pertinent to preventing the spread of HIV and leading healthy lives.
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