Africa: End GBV to Save Women From HIV, Urges UN Agency

Sumary of Africa: End GBV to Save Women From HIV, Urges UN Agency:

  • United Nations HIV/Aids agency has called for urgent action to end gender-based violence (GBV) which exacerbates women’s vulnerability to HIV..
  • “Women who have experienced physical or sexual intimate partner violence are 1.5 times more likely to acquire HIV,”.
  • Globally, spike in GBV prevalence is a shadow pandemic robbing millions of women and girls their right to live a fulfilling life..
  • On average, the rates rose by 30 per cent all over world, last year, as countries went into lockdown, pinning the vulnerable women in abusive environments..
  • In Kenya, the numbers went up three times (92.2 per cent) the global average, implying a tripled number of women at risk of HIV infection..
  • Sign up for free AllAfrica Newsletters Integrating GBV and HIV services in other reproductive health services has proved successful in encouraging women’s uptake of the respective services..
  • The program implemented in partnership with the Kenyan government, integrated provision of quality RMNCAH as well as HIV and GBV services..
  • UN H6 partners’ analysis of the program’s impact indicates a 32 per cent increase in number of women utilising ante-natal care services…

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