Regional Forum in Rwanda: Use of Gender Data in Sub-national Decision Making for HIV Programs
JULY - AUGUST 2012
Under subcontract to Measure Evaluation, Iris Group staff facilitated a two and a half day regional forum in Kigali for district level HIV program officials from Rwanda and national HIV program representatives from Botswana and Zambia. The forum was a companion to the “Know Your Epidemic from a Gender Perspective” workshops conducted by the Measure Evaluation Project. Participants in the regional forum learned about the importance of gender analysis to inform evidence-based decision making; reviewed their HIV-related service data from a gender perspective; identified information on gender differences at the district (national) level in service usage; and developed programmatic action plans to address gender disparities at the district (national) level as well as routinely monitor data to assess progress.