In recent years, 14 million children and youth in sub-Saharan Africa have lost their parents to AIDS (UNAIDS). In certain rural areas, up to a third of all minors are orphaned. Many others are affected by the illness of their parents where the care-giving role has been reversed. Children and youth affected by AIDS typically
A growing body of evidence from sub-Saharan Africa highlights the positive link between HIV and gender based violence. REPSSI and MAGGA developed a pilot programme to respond to GBV. The programme focuses not just on the GBV survivor but on how to prevent GBV from happening. The three pronged approach puts emphasis on: i) enhancing
A Collaboration between WONETHA and REPSSI The situation analysis was intended to inform better programming in response to the psychosocial wellbeing of children of sex workers in Uganda. The information collected is complimentary to the WONETHA project knowledge of the social-economic and legal vulnerability of the registered sex workers.