Education

Lack of access to education, information and services increases the vulnerability of people to various forms of violence. Illiterate people are less likely to have information about HIV prevention options, availability of treatment for HIV, their rights, including procedures to access social, health and legal services. Education and information to the survivors promote health seeking behaviour among the survivors. The knowledge of their rights, promotes protection from further mistreatment of the infected and the GBV survivors. Awareness raising and information to the communities help communities understand and reduce stigma attached to gender-based violence and HIV and promote community acceptance of GBV survivors and people living with HIV. Resources under this section provides information on the critical role information, messaging and sensitization on GBV and HIV enhances prevention and response to the same.

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