Introduction Toolkit for Integrating LGBTI Issues Into HIV & GBV Prevention

 What is this Toolkit about?

This Toolkit shares information, tools, activities, and skills building ideas and methods to support organisations and individuals to better understand the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI) in HIV and gender-based violence work in their communities. This Toolkit provides a means by which to disseminate information pertaining to African sexualities, human sexuality and sexual minorities. It specifically addresses how sexual orientation and gender identity relates to and interconnects with HIV and gender based violence. The information in this Toolkit is designed to:

Build knowledge and skills around the rights and needs of LGBTI, with specific reference to preventing both HIV and GBV, and reducing the risk of LGBTI people to both epidemics

Be a tool for advocacy purposes to build policy and programme support for LGBTI within the HIV & GBV arena, at community, national and regional levels

Inform HIV and GBV programme and policy planning, ensuring that the rights and needs of LGBTI are considered

How can you use this Toolkit?

1. Training and building knowledge and skills of your partners and peer organisations

2. Individual reading and sharing with your peers in group studies and community dialogues

3. Draw out pieces for your advocacy and programme planning

This Toolkit consists of the following pieces; which can be used together or separately:

1. Introduction Sheet

2. A Facilitators Handbook: Integrating LGBTI Issues into HIV & GBV Prevention

3. Booklet: Ensuring LGBTI Rights and Protection as Human Rights!

4. Booklet: Gays and Bisexual Men – Linking to HIV & GBV Prevention

5. Booklet: Lesbians and Bisexual Women – Linking to HIV & GBV Prevention

6. Booklet: Transgender People – Linking to HIV & GBV Prevention

7. Booklet: Intersex People – Linking to HIV & GBV Prevention

8. “Know Much More”: Booklet on Frequently Asked Questions and Myths & Misconceptions

9. African Manifesto on LGBTI (2010)

10. CD with presentations to support your training

11. Boxes and Binaries Poster

Click here for the complete Toolkit

Enjoy this package and share it with peers, friends and partners in your community – recognise the rights of LGBTI and advocate for their protection against HIV and GBV !


SAfAIDS, conducted a rapid baseline in eight countries in southern Africa, and drawing information needs; from a total of 67 representatives from LGBTI, service providers and community groups; on the integrating of LGBTI issues into HIV & GBV prevention activities. The information gathered through this baseline informed the shaping of the contents of this Toolkit. Content was compiled by Delene van Dyk, with guidance from Rouzeh Eghtessadi (SAfAIDS), with technical reviews by Juliana Davids (WAC), Mmapaseka Steve Letsike (SANAC), Liesl Theron (GenderdynamiX), Alok Vaid-Menon (Stanford University), Sally Gross (Intersex SA) and Vicci Tallis (OSISA). Overall support was provided by Lois Chingandu (SAfAIDS). Editing was done by Petronella Mugoni (SAfAIDS) and design and layout was done by Anthony Dalton (FAD Comm



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