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Replication and scaling up of good practice tools : lessons learned by ACORD on the introduction of Stepping Stones in three African countries : article produced as part of the KIC Project


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Abstract: Comprehensive approaches to HIV do not only address risk reduction but also try to identify and deal with the causes of vulnerability that limit the ability of individuals and communities to protect themselves and others from HIV infection. They move beyond raising HIV/AIDS awareness to some form of social change, be it more political advocacy of women, transformation of gender notions and behaviour, or community action to tackle local HIV/AIDS-related problems. Stepping Stones is a gender-focussed participatory process first developed in Uganda by the Strategies for Hope Project over 12 years ago as a tool aimed at facilitating community-based responses to HIV/AIDS and related concerns. Recognizing that HIV/AIDS cannot be addressed without talking about the universally taboo subjects of sex and death, the approach has been designed to help people – men, women, young and old – to overcome these communication barriers and begin facing up to reality. This tool has been used all over the world with very positive results. In 2004, ACORD started a two-year project in Angola, Tanzania and Uganda, to assess the effectiveness of Stepping Stones in improving gender relations and promoting community-based responses to HIV and AIDS.
Authors: Nduhura, D. , Hadjipateras, A.
Country: Angola , Tanzania, United Republic of , Uganda
Category: Practice
End Page: 7
Serial number: 4
ISSN: [1871-7551]
Journal: Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender
Keywords: HIV and AIDS , disease prevention and control , communities , gender
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Year: 2006
Region: East Africa , Central Africa
Right: © 2006 KIT
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Start Page: 5
Title: Replication and scaling up of good practice tools : lessons learned by ACORD on the introduction of Stepping Stones in three African countries : article produced as part of the KIC Project