2006. 66 p.
Papua New Guinea. Government
Papua New Guinea. National AIDS Council
Papua New Guinea's National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS 2006-2010 (NSP) recognised that gender is a key factor shaping both the epidemic and the national response to it. To ensure that the gender dimensions of the epidemic receive sufficient attention, the National AIDS Council (NAC) commissioned this National Gender Policy and Plan on HIV and AIDS (NGP). It is based on extensive consultations and research carried out between 2004 and 2006, including a gender audit of the NSP and a gender impact evaluation of the activities of the National HIV/AIDS Support Project (NHASP). Part One, the Policy Framework, identifies eight key policy issues. 1. Addressing Gender Inequality, 2. Gender Mainstreaming, 3. Gender Based Violence, 4. Poverty, 5. Involving Men, 6. Stigma, Discrimination and Risk, 7. Burden of Care, 8. Young People. Part Two describes the characteristics of the epidemic, and the groups at special risk. Part Three describes the Strategic Plan, and matches the Focus Areas, goals and objectives of the NSP. These are: 1. Treatment, Counselling Care and Support, 2. Education and Prevention, 3. Epidemiology and Surveillance, 4. Social and Behavioural Change Research, 5. Leadership, Partnership and Collaboration, 6. Family and Community Support, 7. Monitoring and Evaluation. Part Four establishes priorities. The successful implementation of all the gender strategies is dependent on the creation of institutional mechanisms for mainstreaming gender within NACS and its partners, in particular the appointment of personnel with the responsibility, skills and resources to ensure implementation.
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