Safety and Security Toolkit: Strengthening the Implementation of HIV Programs for and with Key Populations
Helps implementers of HIV programmes for key populations address safety and security challenges in their programme implementation.
This toolkit aims to help implementers of HIV programmes for key populations, who often operate in hostile and unsafe environments, to address safety and security challenges in their programme implementation.
The tookit has three section: first is a review of safety and security challenges and their impact on HIV programming, and promising practices and recommendations to address these challenges. Secondly, three practical checklists help programme implementers systematically identify strengths and weaknesses in their efforts to protect organisations, individuals, and implementation sites. Last is an annotated bibliography of safety and security resources.
More than 45 CBOs, nongovernmental organisations, United Nations agencies, donors, and security experts used and critiqued the toolkit at a validation workshop in East Africa in 2017, ensuring that the toolkit is responsive to the realities on the ground.
This article was written as the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, before we changed our name to Frontline AIDS.