Developing Gender-Sensitive Approaches to HIV Prevention among Female Injecting Drug Users

The publication provides experience of the project on gender-sensitive services provision to female IDUs.
The project’s goal was to implement the effective harm reduction services for female IDUs and improve the quality of female IDUs’ lives, as measured by their own reports. The Alliance adopted an approach that recognized gender roles and gendered socialization in the drug using culture and in the society without reinforcing stereotypes about women of about female IDUs. In-depth training on gender, which is a new concept for many Ukrainians, helped give providers a substantive understanding of how gender functions in the society and in their own work allow them to adjust practices of their own and those of their organizations to deal more effectively with women and avoid perpetuating negative stereotypes.
The program supported specific interventions to improve women’s access to harm reduction programs. These interventions aimed to address women’s risk reduction needs and reduce barriers to effective HIV prevention and other harm reduction services for women.
Автор: L. SHULGA, A. TOKAR, A. SMIRNOV, N. DVINSKYKH: Тип видання: Звіт Рубрика: Профілактика ВІЛ, Моніторинг та оцінка, національна звітність, Ґендерні питання, Ризикована поведінка, Фінанси та планування, Кадри, Політика і практика, координація, Коінфекція ВІЛ/ТБ, Догляд та підтримка для ЛЖВС