Action Linking Initiatives on Violence Against Women and HIV Everywhere, ALIV(H)E framework

01 November 2017

The Action Linking Initiatives on Violence Against Women and HIV Everywhere (ALIV[H]E)  Framework is an applied research implementation framework. It draws on the evidence for ‘what works’ to prevent HIV and violence against women and adolescent girls (VAW) in all their diversity, in the context of HIV. At the same time, it aims to contribute to expanding the evidence base on what works to reduce VAW. The ALIV[H]E Framework provides a step-by-step approach to developing an effective programme, including a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework, for implementing and evaluating VAW and HIV responses. All the steps and actions are completed through participatory and group-based discussion, practical exercises, and reflection with community members, under the guidance of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community based organizations (CBOs) and, ideally, alongside other organizations that support or work with this community.

The framework aims to support NGOs and CBOs, working with community members, in leading creative and dynamic programmes to address VAW in the context of HIV. The framework can also be used by donors, researchers, policy-makers and others to expand the evidence base in partnership with NGOs and CBOs.

UNAIDS engaged the AIDS Legal Network; the ATHENA Network; Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division (HEARD) of the University of KwaZulu Natal South Africa; Project Empower; and Salamander Trust, to create this framework. Its effectiveness and lessons learnt have been captured in reports, webinars and presentations all accessible here. A July 2020 webinar on VAW in the context of HIV and COVID-19 is also available