Everyone deserves to live free from violence: Assessing a model to increase access to holistic GBV-response services in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Written by Robyn Dayton, Technical Advisor, LINKAGES, and Aubrey Weber, Technical Officer, Research Utilization, FHI 360 LINKAGES is partnering with the Center for the Promotion of Human Solidarity (CEPROSH), a local community-based organization (CBO), in the Dominican Republic to increase access to holistic post-gender-based violence (GBV) care, including HIV services, for members of key populations …

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Violence Prevention and Response: An Integral Part of LINKAGES’ HIV Interventions with Key Populations

Written by Vanessa Mosenge, Gender-Based Violence Consultant, LINKAGES In Francophone Africa, as in many other contexts, key populations (KPs) experience violence and other human rights abuses, including harassment, exploitation, rejection, and denial of health, legal, and security/safety services. As violence increases HIV risk and poses serious barriers to KPs’ ability to access HIV services, the LINKAGES …

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Using a gender lens to increase impact of HIV programming for key populations: the LINKAGES Gender Strategy

Written by Giuliana Morales, Senior Technical Officer, Research Utilization, FHI 360, and Aubrey Weber, Technical Officer, Research Utilization, FHI 360 Key populations (KPs) – including men who have sex with men (MSM), people who inject drugs (PWID), sex workers, and transgender (trans) people – often suffer from rigid and harmful gender norms. They underlie much …

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Making the case for asking key populations about violence: A success story from South Sudan

Written by Kim Dixon, Gender-Based Violence Consultant, LINKAGES Before joining the LINKAGES project, I spent most of my career developing, managing, and evaluating gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response programs for women and girls in emergency, post-conflict, and development settings, as well as in the U.S. In my role as a GBV consultant for LINKAGES, …

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GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AFFECTS TRANSGENDER PEOPLE AND OTHER KEY POPULATIONS

Written by Hally Mahler, Project Director, LINKAGES, and Rose Wilcher, Director, Research Utilization, FHI 360 This blog post was first featured on the LINKAGES blog in November 2016. In 2015, a friend and colleague, Beyonce Karungi, wrote about what it is like to be a transgender woman in Uganda. She talked about being rejected by family members and about being …

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Transgender day of remembrance: thoughts from a trans peer educator in Dominican Republic

Interviewee: Macarena Pérez, Transgender Peer Educator, Centro de Promoción y Solidaridad Humana (CEPROSH), Dominican Republic Interviewer: Betty Alvarez, Consultant, FHI 360 Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20th that honors the memory of lives lost in acts of transphobic violence. On TDOR, LINKAGES is honored to feature the work and perspectives …

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