Addressing the Links between Gender-based Violence and HIV in the Great Lakes Region: Background Information on GBV and HIV

This paper is based on UNESCO's July 2013 workshop in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania to address the linkages between gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS in the Great Lakes region, with particular attention to situations of conflict and post-conflict. It aims to provide concrete policy recommendations for integrating national responses to both pandemics. It includes reference to five country based reports that had been undertaken with the aim of providing concrete policy recommendations at national and regional levels, as well as examples of good practices and effective interventions that have been carried out in the region.