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. Using a participatory approach, female sex workers, men who have sex with men, and transgender women in Barbados, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, and Haiti conducted 278 structured interviews with peers to understand their experiences of and responses to gender-based violence.
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
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Media type: Document
Year of publication: 2019
Theme(s): Research and reports