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The Safe Homes and Respect for Everyone (SHARE) Programme in Rakai Uganda

The Safe Homes and Respect for Everyone (SHARE) intervention was a multi-component intimate partner violence (IPV) and HIV prevention programme integrated into the Rakai Health Sciences Programme (RHSP), which provided routine HIV prevention and treatment services.

SHARE aimed to reduce physical and sexual IPV and HIV incidence using two main approaches:

  • Community-based mobilization to change attitudes and social norms that contribute to IPV and HIV risk;
  • A screening and brief intervention to reduce HIV-disclosure related violence and risks for women seeking HIV counselling and testing.

The SHARE programme succeeded in reducing the prevalence of both physical and sexual IPV, as reported by women, as well as population-level HIV incidence during the intervention period.