Community Innovation

The Community Innovation report series presents case studies of women-led innovations to respond to community needs. The first report in the series explored SRHR and HIV, while the second focuses on gender-based violence and HIV.

Community Innovation: achieving an end to gender-based violence through the HIV response was launched on International Human Rights Day 2014, which also marks the end of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Developed by the ATHENA Network and the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA), with UNAIDS support, the report presents twelve case studies exploring innovative and pioneering practice to address issues of gender-based violence and HIV, whilst reflecting women in all our diversity, women’s leadership and a global approach.

Community Innovation: Achieving sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and girls through the HIV response was launched during the IAS 2011 conference. Compiled by UNAIDS and the ATHENA Network, it presents case studies of pioneering community undertakings to advance women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights through the HIV response and vice-versa, from different community perspectives. This report recognizes that women face unique challenges to access and fulfil their sexual and reproductive health and rights, including gender-based violence, and therefore have less access to HIV prevention, care and support services.