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Lessons from the Gender-Based Violence Initiative in Mozambique


In 2011, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) launched the US$55 million, three-year, interagency Gender-based Violence Initiative (GBVI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mozambique, and Tanzania. The GBVI aimed to integrate gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response into existing HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs at health facility, community, and policy levels. See Box 1 for a definition of GBV. 

The GBVI focused on multiplying the effects of PEPFAR investments to integrate GBV prevention and response into existing HIV programs. This included developing national guidelines, strengthening coordination across sectors, and building the capacity of and linkages between clinic-and community-based services in GBV prevention, as well as response, within the context of existing HIV prevention, care, and treatment. 

This report presents findings and describes lessons learned from the GBVI in Mozambique. JSI/AIDSFree. 2016.

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