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Gender-Based Violence, HIV, and Key Populations in Latin America and the Caribbean: Haiti Country Report

This report presents high-quality evidence on the nature of violence experienced by female sex workers, men who have sex with men, and transgender women in Haiti and proposes recommendations to inform HIV service delivery policies and programming by making it more responsive to the needs of key population victims of violence. It is one in a series of country reports on violence, key populations, and HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Experiences of Gender-based Violence among Female Sex Workers, Men Who Have Sex with Men, and Transgender Women in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Qualitative Study to Inform HIV Programming

Female sex workers, men who have sex with men, and transgender women—collectively referred to as key populations—are disproportionately affected by gender-based violence and HIV, yet little is known about the violence they face, its gender-based origins, and responses to gender-based violence. The purpose of this study was to understand the nature and consequences of gender-based violence experienced, to inform HIV policies and programming and to help protect key populations’ human rights. 

‘‘We’re Going to Leave You for Last, Because of How You Are’’: Transgender Women’s Experiences of Gender-Based Violence in Healthcare, Education, and Police Encounters in Latin America and the Caribbean

Transgender (trans) women experience gender-based violence (GBV) throughout their lives, which impedes their access to services and contributes to poor health outcomes and quality of life. To inform policies and health programs, trans women worked with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)- and President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-supported LINKAGES project, the United Nations Development Programme, The University of the West Indies, and local organizations to document experiences of GBV and transphobia in healthcare, education, and police encounters. 

Manual deActivismo para Poblaciones Clave en PrEP

Este conjunto de herramientas se enfoca en prevenir el VIH entre las poblaciones clave: trabajadores sexuales, personas que se inyectan drogas, personas transgénero y hombres homosexuales y otros hombres que tienen sexo con hombres. A nivel mundial, las poblaciones clave tienen entre 10 y 24 veces más riesgo de contraer el VIH que los adultos en la población general. En 2015, las infecciones entre las poblaciones clave representaron el 36% de todas las nuevas infecciones. Hay tres objetivos principales de este conjunto de herramientas:

  • Para equipar a los activistas comunitarios con el conocimiento y las habilidades que necesitan en torno a la PrEP, la promoción y la movilización de la comunidad para que puedan movilizar a sus comunidades para exigir la PrEP.
  • Para permitir que los activistas comunitarios de PrEP aboguen con sus gobiernos y proveedores de servicios para permitir que las poblaciones clave accedan a los servicios de PrEP
  • Para garantizar que estos servicios se brinden de una manera que sea aceptable, que se ajuste a sus necesidades y que aborde las barreras de acceso.

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