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Ccih2019 pepfar-fbo-technical-assistance overview

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In recognition of World AIDS Day, 2018, Vice President Pence announced that the United States government, through PEPFAR, will invest $100 million to address key gaps toward achieving HIV epidemic control and ensuring justice for children, including by leveraging the unique capacities and compassion of faith-based organizations and communities. CDC's Susan Hillis covers PEPFAR's Faith and Community Initiative to make this achievable.

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Ccih2019 pepfar-fbo-technical-assistance overview

  1. 1. #PEPFAR15 PEPFAR Faith and Community Initiative Susan Hillis, PhD Senior Technical Advisor Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator Washington, D.C.
  2. 2. 2 #PEPFAR15 PEPFAR Will Invest $100 Million To Address Key Gaps toward Achieving Epidemic Control Through Faith-Based Organizations and Communities In recognition of World AIDS Day, 2018, Vice President Michael Pence announced that the United States government, through PEPFAR, will invest $100 million to address key gaps toward achieving HIV epidemic control and ensuring justice for children, including by leveraging the unique capacities and compassion of faith-based organizations and communities. - PEPFAR Press Release
  3. 3. 3 #PEPFAR15 COP19 Faith and Community Initiative: 2 Priorities • Engaging communities of faith to understand the epidemic, raise community awareness, and bring critical prevention and treatment interventions to reach men and children with testing and services through: • communities of faith • existing and additional FBO partners • Strengthening justice for children through preventing sexual violence for boys and girls, as well as linkage to the justice sector through: • integration of faith leaders and FBOs • traditional & community leaders
  4. 4. 5#PEPFAR15 Engaging Faith Communities to Find Men and Children
  5. 5. PHIA 95-95-95 Cascade for youth
  6. 6. 7 #PEPFAR15 Engaging Faith Communities to Find Men and Children - Goals Rapidly increase the proportion of men and children living with HIV who know their status, are linked to care and have viral load suppression
  7. 7. 8 #PEPFAR15 to Find Men & Children - Activities Messages of hope & targeted HIV testing/linkage/ retention for men and children, in faith communities  Activity #1: Disseminate new messages of hope down/across Mother Body infra-structures  Activity #2: Expand HIV testing/linkage/ retention  Activity #3: Decrease stigma and non-adherence related to faith healing Activities by Priority | Faith and Community Initiative ConveningQuarterlyfor Sharing&Learning
  8. 8. 9 #PEPFAR15 Sample Messages of Hope for Men Tool – Comprehensive dissemination Partners Catholic/ Episcopal Conference Council of Churches Evangelicals Muslims Pentecostals Other Mother Bodies Seminaries Churches Churches Churches Mosques Churches Type Partners Will Disseminate New Messages in every Major Mother Body
  9. 9. COMMUNITY
  10. 10. 11#PEPFAR15 Ensuring Justice for Children through Sexual Violence Prevention
  11. 11. Forced or coerced sex at sexual initiation among females and males ages 13-24 *Data only available for ages 18-24 for Zimbabwe; data only available for females in Eswatini. Forced sex also drives HIV risk: secondary prevention needed
  12. 12. 13 #PEPFAR15 Service seeking and use among victims of sexual violence before age 18, Zambia VACS 2014
  13. 13. Justice for Children: Violence Prevention and Response Continuum Prevents victimization and/or perpetration of violence and enables disclosure where violence occurs through: Detection Prevents further violence from occurring and links survivors to services through: Response Child Safeguarding: policy assessment, implementation, staff/volunteer screening, reporting - Community mobilization and norms change - Decreasing myths and victim blaming - Parent/Caregiver education - Sexual consent education - Skill building Prevention Safety Planning - Training for faith and community leaders - Child Protection Committees - Child Helplines Promote justice and prosecution of perpetrators through: - Training for criminal justice officials - Support enforcement of laws and policies Support survivors through: - Victim-Friendly Courts - Legal Aid programs and policies
  14. 14. 15 #PEPFAR15 Justice for Children -- Goals  Prevent perpetration of sexual violence against children  Protect children served by PEPFAR against sexual violence while taking part in PEPFAR programs (child safeguarding policies)  Facilitate disclosure, reporting, and appropriate system responses to cases of sexual violence against children, with a focus on holding perpetrators accountable
  15. 15. 16 #PEPFAR15 to Find Men & Children - Activities Justice for Children through Sexual Violence Prevention for faith and traditional communities  Activity #1: Education about sexual violence  Activity #2: Evidence-based interventions  Activity #3: Safeguarding policies for primes/subs  Activity #4: Justice for children Activities by Priority | Faith and Community Initiative ConveningQuarterlyfor Sharing&Learning
  16. 16. #PEPFAR15 Thank You! “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” Nelson Mandela

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