Documented evidence has linked Gender Based Violence (GBV) particularly Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) with HIV as both a risk factor and a consequence of infection. Baylor-Uganda has for the first time integrated gender in its programs to provide gender sensitive health services, prevention and management of GBV. During the year, a team of gender specialists were recruited to coordinate gender mainstreaming integration in programming. They were trained in gender norms, sexual and gender based violence management of survivors under WHO training curriculum and they in turn conducted didactic training of 12 staff to advance gender integration within the organization. Gender norms interventions and post-violence care service provision was strengthened at the health facilities through trainings and onsite mentorships on post-violence care service package, documentation and referral networks.A total of 206 Health workers, Community development Officers and Police officers were trained in Gender norms and SGBV management of survivors in order to establish and sustain a continuum of care. The trained health workers were also selected as focal persons to oversee gender integration in their respective health facilities. SGBV management protocols and Standard Operating Procedures were
printed and disseminated to facilitate proper records management of GBV victims and survivors this increasing GBV case identification, management, documentation and referrals of survivors to other services within the communities. 3583 individuals among fisher folks, commercial sex workers, and discordant couples were reached with gender norms messages on the vice of violence against women, benefits of reducing the number of sexual partners, consistent and correct condom use.