Gender transformative approaches to HIV – Good Practice Guide

Information, strategies and resources to help HIV programmers identify and meet the needs of women and girls in all their diversity.

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This guide is one of a series of good practice guides, and contains information, strategies and resources to help HIV programmers identify and meet the needs of women and girls in all their diversity.

It contains tools, evidence and good practice to ensure that HIV programming responds to and addresses harmful gender norms, structures and stereotypes that act as a barrier to HIV prevention, treatment and care, and the realisation of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

This guide builds on our previous version from 2018, and has been expanded to better reflect the evolving HIV and broader health landscape and our understanding of gender. It recognises that gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and bodily characteristics exist across a spectrum of diverse identities, expressions and bodies, rather than as a binary system. This supports a more nuanced understanding of gender-related barriers and how aspects of identities intersect with HIV, gender norms, sexual and reproductive health and rights and access to health services.

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