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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Employing Multisectoral Approaches in the Fight Against Gender-based Violence

Along with more than 3,300 trained peers across nearly one-third of Uganda’s 111 districts, Henry Kyobe is a community-based parasocial worker who is actively involved in eliminating gender-based violence (GBV).…  Read More

A male para social worker in an orange T-shirt sits between a mother and son, holding a sheet of paper with notes and a small clock.

It really does take a village . . . How holistic, community-based care helps HIV-positive youth live healthier lives

When his mother died of HIV/AIDS in 2017, Kato* was abandoned by his father at just seven years of age and left under the care of his 87-year-old, visually impaired…  Read More

Parenting Group in Uganda Helps Community Meet Basic Needs

When schools in Uganda reopened after Covid-19 closures, one community realized that a significant number of children had not returned to class. Some parents who didn’t send their kids back…  Read More

A Day in the Life: Meet Martha, a Para Social Worker in Uganda

Para social workers (PSWs) play a critical role in strengthening community resilience for the protection of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), particularly those living with HIV. PSWs act as a…  Read More

Girls Overcome Barriers to Invest in Better Futures

October 11, 2022, marks the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl Child with this year’s theme being “Our time is now – our rights, our future.” Girls around…  Read More