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  • Developing Gender-Sensitive Approaches to HIV Prevention among Female Injecting Drug Users

    Posted on November 28th, 2011 TimB No comments

    The project’s goal was to implement the effective harm reduction services for female IDUs and improve the quality of female IDUs’ lives, as measured by their own reports. The Alliance adopted an approach that recognized  gender roles and gendered socialization in the drug using culture and in the society without reinforcing stereotypes  about women or about female IDUs.  In-depth training on gender, which is a new concept for many Ukrainians,  helped give providers a substantive understanding of how gender functions in the society and in their own work  allow them to adjust practices of their own and those of their organizations to deal more effectively with women  and avoid perpetuating negative stereotypes.

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