Uncovering Tensions and Capitalizing on Synergies in HIV/AIDS and Antiviolence Programs
Dworkin, S. L., Dunbar, M., Krishnan, S., Hatcher, A. M., & Sawires, S. (2011). Uncovering Tensions and Capitalizing on Synergies in HIV/AIDS and Antiviolence Programs. American Journal of Public Health, 101(6), 995-1003.
Research frequently points to the need to empower women to effectively combat the twin epidemics of HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence. Simultaneously, there has been increased attention given to working with men in gender equality efforts. The latter approach intervenes on masculinities as part of the fight against HIV/AIDS and violence. No research has considered these 2 lines of work side by side to address several important questions: What are the points of overlap, and the tensions and contradictions between these 2 approaches? What are the limitations and unintended consequences of each? We analyzed these 2 parallel research trends and made suggestions for how to capitalize on the synergies that come from bolstering each position with the strengths of the other. (Am J Public Health. 2011;101:995-1003. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2009.191106)