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Creating a Culture of Evidence Use: Using an Innovative Knowledge Translation Platform to Inform HIV/AIDS Programming for Women and Girls

This paper reviews the evidence for how the What Works for Women and Girls: Evidence for HIV/AIDS Interventions knowledge translation platform has made a difference in the global AIDS response.


Integration of Family Planning Services into HIV Care Clinics: Results 1 Year after a Cluster RCT in Kenya

This study aimed to determine if integrated family planning and HIV services led to an increased use of more effective contraception and decreased pregnancy rates. Results found that use of effective contraception increased and incidence of pregnancy decreased in study sites with integrated services, as compared to the control sites.


Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2016

"Globally, women make up one third of people who abuse drugs but just one fifth of those who are in treatment," the report states. The 'Women and Drugs' chapter provides global data on the linkages between women who use drugs and HIV (page 4).


Building a Safe House on Firm Ground

This report illustrates key findings from a 'Global Values and Preferences Survey' regarding the sexual and reproductive health and human rights of women living with HIV (WLHIV). Topics discussed include: safety for WLHIV, human rights, accessing services, gender equality, protective laws, financial security, mental health, and more.


A Tool for Strengthening Gender-sensitive National HIV and SRH Monitoring and Evaluation Systems

This tool, developed by WHO, is designed especially for monitoring and evaluation specialists working on HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) programs. It provides step-by-step guidance on how to ask questions about gender inequalities in relation to health; select gender-sensitive indicators; conduct gender analysis; and strengthen...


UNAIDS Gender Assessment Tool: Towards a Gender-transformative HIV Response

The Gender assessment tool for national HIV responses is intended to assist countries assess their HIV epidemic, context and response from a gender perspective, helping them to make their HIV responses gender transformative and more effective. The Tool is specifically designed to support the development or review of national strategic plans (NSP)...


Evaluating Stepping Stones: A review of existing evaluations and ideas for future M&E work

This report, commissioned by ActionAid International, reviews the existing publicly available M&E data on Stepping Stones. The review aims to 1) contribute to the understanding of what Stepping Stones has and has not been able to achieve during the past ten years and 2) critique existing M&E documentation on stepping stones and improve it in the...


A Framework to Identify Gender Indicators for Reproductive Health and Nutrition Programming

This publication presents a framework for incorporating gender into the design and evaluation of population, health and nutrition programs. It defines gender in ways to make it easier to include in programming, suggests a framework for identifying and addressing gender-related constraints, and identifies illustrative process indicators.  


Positive women monitoring change: A monitoring tool on access to care, treatment and support, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and violence against women created by and for HIV positive women

After a review of existing monitoring and reporting systems used to report on progress against international policy processes, HIV positive women developed their own tool covering the areas of access to care, treatment and support, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and violence against women. Research questions target HIV positive women,...


Evaluating Programs for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care in Developing Countries: A Handbook for Program Managers and Decision Makers

This Handbook is dedicated to the premise that evaluation must be a critical part of the initial phases of planning effective HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs. It contains guidelines to implement a comprehensive and strategic approach to evaluation. Although not specifically focused on evaluation of gender and HIV/AIDS programmes, this tool...


Gender and Monitoring the Response to HIV/AIDS Pandemic

The mechanisms, techniques, and data sources used to monitor and evaluate global AIDS prevention and treatment services may vary according to gender. UNAIDS has been charged with tracking the response to the pandemic by using a set of indicators developed as part of the Declaration of Commitment. The article reviews different types of data that can...