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Differences in uptake of the DREAMS intervention in Lesotho among adolescent girls and young women

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-29T10:15:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-29T10:15:05Z
dc.date.issued 2020-06-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15319
dc.description.abstract The Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored, and Safe (DREAMS) Partnership is an initiative to reduce new HIV infections in Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in 15 sub Saharan countries. It is implemented through the delivery of a comprehensive package of evidence-based approaches and interventions in health, but also with an emphasis on addressing key drivers of high HIV prevalence in AGYW including poverty, gender inequality, sexual violence, lack of education, and social isolation and exclusion, which limit access to information, support, services, and livelihood opportunities. This study aimed to investigate the DREAMS initiative in Lesotho by comparing AGYW and their caregivers who had received two or more of the intervention services to match peers who had not yet participated in the program. A random sample of 150 AGYW were selected from implementing partner intervention lists, 126 (84%) of whom were enrolled. While HIV status was unknown, Dreamers across all age groups reported lower levels of sexual risk and higher levels of self-efficacy . Dreamers were also more likely to have access to savings as well as a plan for how to spend the money they earn . The parenting program was less successful with no meaningful difference being observed between the two groups of caregivers. These findings suggest that such AGYW in Lesotho who have participated in the initiative have shown improvements in their psychosocial and financial wellbeing as compared to their peers. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject SEXUAL VIOLENCE en
dc.subject LESOTHO en
dc.subject ADOLESCENTS en
dc.subject WOMEN en
dc.title Differences in uptake of the DREAMS intervention in Lesotho among adolescent girls and young women en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber POYNSA en
dc.Volume April en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Capabilities en
dc.SourceTitle Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11393 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10558 en
dc.bibliographictitle Van Heerden, A., Sausi, K., Oliver, D., Phakoe, M. & Mehale, M. (2020) Differences in uptake of the DREAMS intervention in Lesotho among adolescent girls and young women. <i>Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies</i>. April:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Van Heerden, A. en
dc.contributor.author2 Sausi, K. en
dc.contributor.author3 Oliver, D. en
dc.contributor.author4 Phakoe, M. en
dc.contributor.author5 Mehale, M. en


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