Pro-Femmes/Twese Hamwe, in partnership with the Ministry of Health/RBC/SPIU, is implementing a Project entitled : “Fighting against Sexual and Gender Based Violence in order to reduce HIV new infections in all Districts of Rwanda”-(NSP/HIV/Project)
1. Project Aim
Contributing to the reduction of HIV new infections by providing trainings and conducting campaign to sensitize and enhance the community’s prevention and response to GBV and provide support to vulnerable victims of gender based violence (Legal and psychological support).
2. Project objectives
The objectives of the project are :
To ensure that people living with HIV have the same opportunities and rights as the general population
To train different people from various institutions on SGBV, its prevention, how to fighting it, response mechanisms.
To strengthen the coordination of the multisectoral efforts to prevent and respond to Gender Based Violence.
To raise awareness in order prevent and respond to HIV&AIDS as a consequence of GBV.
To enhance existing structures and leaders capable of supporting initiatives against GBV practices
3. Main Project activities
A. To integrate communication on GBV into other HIV prevention communication efforts
B. To conduct awareness sessions for PLWHA on their rights
C. To organize campaigns to sensitize the community on GBV and management of rape
D. To provide access to legal services for SGBV victims
E. To provide counseling services to SGBV victims
F. To keep operational the toll free hotline
4. Expected Results
New HIV infections will be reduced
Stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV will be reduced
Materials for sensitization and training on SGBV will be available.
People Living with HIV will know their rights
Communication on SGBV will be integrated into HIV Dialogues
SGBV in the community will be reduced.
5. Potential Partners
Community from the grassroots level
RBC (Rwanda Biomedical Centre) /Ministry of Health
Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion
Ministry of Justice
Rwanda National Police
Ministry of Local Government /Districts
National Women Council
National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA)