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Red Umbrella GLO Evaluation

The Red Umbrella GLO Programme is an economic empowerment intervention for sex workers that was developed and managed by NACOSA with funding from the Global Fund. The prevention and treatment of HIV among sex workers requires not only a clinical approach, but also strategies to address the structural barriers that increase sex workers’ vulnerability to HIV including legal, social and economic factors.  A process evaluation of the pilot by Impact Consulting for NACOSA looked at implementation, outputs and outcomes to make recommendations for a next phase or possible scale-up. “Providing support for sex workers is the not the same as…

Red Umbrella GLO Evaluation

Microplanning with PWID

Globally, people who inject drugs (PWID) are disproportionately affected by HIV. PWID are 28 times more likely to be living with HIV than the general population. PWID also have higher rates of hepatitis C virus HCV and TB than the general population. Micro-planning is an outreach methodology that decentralises the planning and management of outreach to peer educators who work with PWID at the grassroots level. A process evaluation of micro-planning as a service delivery model on NACOSA’s People Who Use Drugs Programme, funded by the Global Fund, was conducted for NACOSA by the CHAPS and Sediba Hope Medical Centre. The evaluation found…

MICROPLANNING WITH PWID SUMMARY

Beating the odds

It is fitting that Saint Mathevula joins NACOSA in March, the month when we mark Human Rights Day commemorating Sharpeville, where 69 people were gunned down by police for protesting the Apartheid regime’s inhumane pass laws. Saint is NACOSA’s new Human Rights Programme Paralegal, working to ensure key and vulnerable populations can access their rights. Saint was born in small village in Limpopo called Mavalani where opportunities were limited, especially for girls. “The village I was born in struggles with getting basic needs such water, electricity, food, shelter, education and primary health care,” explains Saint. “I watched human rights violations…

Grow Learn Own Evaluation

Research shows that HIV affects women disproportionately in South Africa. In 2020, an estimated 4.8 million women aged 15 years and older had HIV, compared to 2.7 million men of the same age, with this phenomenon driven by biological and structural risks, including poverty, gender-based violence (GBV), and gender inequality. Recognising the vulnerability of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), the Global Fund My Journey programme provides core and layered services to AGYW based on their individual needs. Within this programme, the Economic Strengthening Livelihoods service, or Grow Learn Own (GLO), provided AGYW who are not in employment, education, or…

GLO EVALUATION

Realising rights for all

Staff and peer educators at the Centre for Positive Care talk to sex workers about human rights violations

Imagine a young person who is living with HIV, she is scared to go to her nearest clinic to pick up life saving treatment because of the judgement she constantly receives from some of the healthcare workers through stares and lectures. Imagine a sex worker who can’t report being brutally raped because she will be threatened with arrest by police. Imagine a person who uses drugs, living on the street and trying to stay HIV free, but is constantly harassed by police or security guards and can’t access clean needles. Imagine a gay man’s daily fear of being verbally and…