HIV and Young Men Who Have Sex with Men

This technical brief is one in a series addressing four young key populations. It is intended for policy-makers, donors, service-planners, service-providers and community-led organizations. This brief aims to catalyse and inform discussions about how best to provide health services, programmes and support for young men who have sex with men (MSM). It offers a concise account of current knowledge concerning the HIV risk and vulnerability of young MSM; the barriers and constraints they face to appropriate services; examples of programmes that may work well in addressing their needs and rights; and approaches and considerations for providing services that both draw upon and build to the strengths, competencies and capacities of young MSM.

Social Protection Programmes Contribute to HIV Prevention

This policy brief outlines the key pathways through which social protection can address risk factors and contribute to preventing new HIV infections. It highlights country-level initiatives and provides policy implications and recommendations.

This brief is coauthored by UNICEF and Economic Policy Research Institute. University of Oxford, UNDP and the Transfer Project have contributed to content reflected in this brief, and USAID has endorsed the brief.

Women & Girls- Safe Spaces

This guidance is based on the experiences of UNFPA and its partners in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. It also refers to experiences documented by the Gender-Based Violence coordination mechanisms in Jordan and Lebanon. Lessons learned from other regions are also referenced. Guidance has also been taken from the child protection and adolescent girls sectors in establishing child-friendly spaces and girls’ safe spaces.

Operational Guidelines for Selecting Indicators for the HIV Response

These operational guidelines provide detailed information about how to use the indicator assessment tool. This tool assesses the extent to which indicators intended for use in the HIV response meet a set of internationally agreed standards. These operational guidelines, the indicator assessment tool and the standards have all been produced by the UNAIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group (MERG).

Indashyikirwa Project

This tool is a set of interactive trainings and take-home exercises designed to help foster a process of change to reduce gender-based violence amongst couples in Rwandan communities. The structure and content are built upon the latest learning from the field of GBV prevention about what makes effective GBV prevention, including: addressing power imbalance as a root cause of GBV, recognizing change as a process, understanding triggers of GBV, and building skills to manage trigger and create a healthy, non-violent relationship.