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Patterson, Jacqui
Together We Must…End Violence Against Women and Girls and HIV & AIDS: A Review of Promising Practices in Addressing the Intersection
UNIFEM - The United Nations Development Fund for Women; ActionAid, November 2009, 36 pp

"Together We Must! was written by Jacqui Patterson, with contributions from Nazneen Damji, Deborah McKinney, Neelanjana Mukhia and Everjoice Win. The paper was rewritten and edited by Jenny Drezin."


"Because violence against women and HIV&AIDS are mutually reinforcing pandemics, the need and the opportunity for integrated approaches addressing their intersection is increasingly evident. To date, however, such strategies have not been implemented on a widespread scale. Advocates and communities working on HIV&AIDS and VAWG are just beginning to come together to explore common strategies. This report highlights key elements to consider in such strategies, by profiling organizations that employ human rights and gender-sensitive approaches to the dual pandemics; that empower marginalized sectors of society; that promote community ownership; that build the capacity of civil society; that encourage cross-sectoral integration; and that facilitate linkages between advocates and activists within the HIV&AIDS and VAWG movements."

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