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PROJECTS: HIV/AIDS & CAREWORK

365 DAYS OF LOCAL ACTION TO END VIOLENCE AND

BOTSWANA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND GENDER JUSTICE SUMMIT AND AWARDS 23-25 APRIL 2012 VENUE: KOPANONG HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE

EMPOWER WOMEN

ADVOCATING FOR SRHR/HIV/GBV

HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT IDENTIFYING THIS PROBLEM?


PROJECTS: HIV/AIDS & CAREWORK

HIV Positive women themselves experienced challenges An association formed to address GBV at home and society, Stigma and discrimination ADVOCATING FOR SRHR/HIV/GBV

IS THIS ISSUE IMPORTANT?


PROJECTS: HIV/AIDS & CAREWORK

GBV in Sexual and Reproductive Health rights goes beyond HIV /AIDS It affects not only women but all gender, be it men, youth, gay, lesbians

It is not confined to some group or social class, it is for everybody

HOW ARE YOU GOING ABOUT ADDRESSING THI S PROBLEM?


PROJECTS: HIV/AIDS & CAREWORK

Legal Support group mobilised/Trained Define/Identify the problem Developed Strategy Implement Strategy Document the Community Model

Training on Case study

ADVOCATING FOR SRHR/HIV/GBV

WHAT IS THE TIME-FRAME FOR THE PROJECT?


PROJECTS: HIV/AIDS & CAREWORK

THIS IS A
LONG LIFE

PROJECT
ADVOCATING FOR SRHR/HIV/GBV

WHO IS THE KEY TARGET? WHO IS INVOLVED? ARE WOMEN AND MEN EQUALLY INVOLVED?
PROJECTS: HIV/AIDS & CAREWORK

HIV positive women Men Family/Community Police Social workers Community leaders

One of the male participants who came for assistance

ADVOCATING FOR SRHR/HIV/GBV

PARTNERSHIPS FORMED THROUGH THE PROJECT


PROJECTS: HIV/AIDS & CAREWORK

Botswana Government Ministries and Departments Community International Women organisations Minority groups Youth

ADVOCATING FOR SRHR/HIV/GBV

RESOURCEFULNESS: WHAT FINANCIAL, HUMAN AND OTHER RESOURCES WERE MOBILISED?


PROJECTS: HIV/AIDS & CAREWORK
Funded by SAT and OSISA Use of Government facilitators Media Other NGOs for support Individual voluntarism

Woman having a meeting in a bus shelter

Women using a classroom to hold a meeting

Women having a meeting under a tree

PROJECTS: HIV/AIDS & CAREWORK

CREATIVITY: ARE YOU USING ARTS, CULTURE, MEDIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA TO POPULARISE THE ISSUES?
Botswana Daily news Radio Botswana Botswana Television Word of mouth

MONITORING AND EVALUATION


PROJECTS: HIV/AIDS & CAREWORK

Quarterly Reports Annual Reports GBV Case management Membership Data Base

Set Targets and Indicators

ADVOCATING FOR SRHR/HIV/GBV

WHAT RESULTS HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED?


PROJECTS: HIV/AIDS & CAREWORK

Increased number of Increased community involvement support groups Increase in staff Male involvement Increase on reported cases Botswana Government & International world involvement on GBV/SRH/HIV

ADVOCATING FOR SRHR/HIV/GBV

IMPACT (BASED ON THE SADC PROTOCOL TARGETS)


PROJECTS: HIV/AIDS & CAREWORK

Articles:20-25; 26; 27 Advocate for Sexual Reproductive and Health rights Eliminate stigma and discrimination of women living with HIV. Ensure provision of services

Prevent new infections by 2015 Prevention of transmission of HIV infection and AIDS among women, men, girls and boys Positive community response

ADVOCATING FOR SRHR/HIV/GBV

SUSTAINABILITY AND REPLICATION


PROJECTS: HIV/AIDS & CAREWORK

Women Trainers Documenting cases & sharing information Producing community models Giving your problem a human face and voice

Using media as a tool of advocacy assist putting pressure to services providers

ADVOCATING FOR SRHR & GBV

LESSONS LEARNED
PROJECTS: HIV/AIDS & CAREWORK

issues of GBV are multi-faceted Men and women are equally needed Community and service provides Economic empowerment

It is not easy but it is achievable Linking services at community level Volunteerism is a challenge Dedication and passion

ADVOCATING FOR SRHR & GBV

THANK YOU ANY QUESTIONS?


PROJECTS: HIV/AIDS & CAREWORK
FRANCISTOWN 500KM

WERDA 350

LOBATSE

KHUMAGA 1000KM

TSABONG 500KM

ADVOCATING FOR SRHR/HIV/GBV