Siyakha Plus: Building Economic Opportunities and Improving HIV Outcomes for Young Mothers and their Children in Mozambique

Creating livelihood pathways for young women has generational benefits. It reduces vulnerability to HIV, early marriage and pregnancy, and gender-based violence; improves health and well-being; and increases economic resilience. In…

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A Sustainable, Contextualized Approach to Developing Zimbabwe’s National Case Management System

From 2012 to 2018, the Bantwana Initiative worked with and supported the Government of Zimbabwe and funders to design, pilot, and scale up the National Case Management System (NCMS) for…  Read More

The Bantwana Siyakha Model: Enhancing Economic Opportunities for Girls in Mozambique

In Mozambique, the Bantwana Initiative is building the capacity of local organizations to deliver a market-driven, holistic economic empowerment package to hundreds of girls and young women. Bantwana’s Siyakha Girls…  Read More

Bantwana Resources for CIES 2023

Welcome CIES 2023 participants! Thanks for visiting this page of relevant Bantwana resources relating to strategies for early childhood development, child rights & protection, confronting school-related GBV, and preventing and…  Read More

The Case for Strengthening the Social Service Workforce to End AIDS in Children

The Bantwana Initiative applauds the implicit call in a recent New York Times article, Global Push to Treat H.I.V Leaves Children Behind, to re-focus efforts to address treatment gaps for…  Read More

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Tackling Violence Against Children at Home and at School

The Western Uganda Bantwana Program (WUBP) works to tackle social norms and conditions at home and in schools that lead to violence against children. By integrating prevention curriculum in schools,…  Read More