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Gender Programming for HIV

Start Date

24 March - 19 May

Location

This course can be taken anywhere in the world.

Fee

€500.00

Course Duration: 8 weeks

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Course Aims

Targeted specifically at development professionals this distance education course in Gender Programming for HIV will provide participants with a deeper understanding of:

  • the history of the global HIV epidemic and shifts in prevalence
  • key issues and concepts relating to HIV transmission, prevention, testing, stigma and treatment
  • general gender concepts to highlight the important intersection between HIV and gender
  • the effects of HIV and gender on individuals and households and on social development more broadly, with a focus on education, livelihood, health and participation
  • programmatic responses to HIV which have made a difference in preventing the spread of HIV and improving the lives of people living with HIV and for people most closely affected by the virus. what have we learned? what works? what does not work? In what ways have gender inequalities been addressed
  • how to identify current gaps in programming, monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • the emerging HIV related issues for the post 2015 development agenda

Course Content

Module 1 Understanding HIV and Gender
Unit 1 Understanding HIV
Unit 2 Understanding Gender: A key to understanding how to address HIV
Module 2 HIV and Gender Programmatic Responses
Unit 3 Programmes to address gender inequality and HIV: what works?
Unit 4 Learning lessons and moving forward


Unit One
 presents a brief overview of the history of the global HIV epidemic and outlines the changing shape of the HIV epidemic and the early responses to it. It summarises the key issues and concepts relating to HIV testing, treatment, transmission, and prevention, and the importance of understanding the epidemiology of HIV in a given location in order to respond appropriately to control it.

 

Unit Two draws out the gendered dimensions of the HIV epidemic. It outlines some basic gender-related terminology before exploring some of the ways in which gender and power imbalances manifest in the lives of women, men, girls and boys within their personal, social, cultural and economic spheres and the relationship of this imbalance on sexual transmission of HIV, HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. It describes the effects of HIV and gender on individuals and households and on social development more broadly, with a focus on education, livelihood, health and participation. Case studies are used throughout to highlight the gender dimensions of HIV.

 

Unit Three explores programmatic responses to HIV that have made a difference in preventing the spread of HIV and improving the lives of people living with HIV and those most closely affected by the virus. It introduces a range of programmes and interventions that have sought to change gender dynamics to reduce vulnerability to becoming infected with HIV, and the increased vulnerability that women and men experience once they are diagnosed HIV positive. This Unit focuses on concepts to guide programme development and case studies that demonstrate good practice across a range of HIV programme areas.

 

Unit Four summarises considerations for developing interventions that are effective in addressing HIV, and a broad overview of steps for developing HIV interventions. Basic monitoring and evaluation principles and terminology are introduced, along with a discussion of specific challenges related to monitoring and evaluating HIV and gender programmes. The evolution of HIV programmes toward integrated approaches are discussed and the challenges that this presents for HIV prevention and treatment.

Applying

The deadline for applications is 10/03/2018.

For further information, please contact: Capacity Development Services (cds@kimmagedsc.ie) or phone +353 (0)1 4064424.

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Gender Programming for HIV

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