Joint evaluation of the UN Joint Programme on AIDS on preventing and responding to violence against women and girls



Evaluation purpose, scope and intended users The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the Joint Programme’s accountability to end VAWG and address the bi-directional nature of VAWG and HIV, where VAWG can be an indirect and direct factor for increased HIV risk, and violence can be an outcome of HIV status and disclosure. Being a forward-looking evaluation, it assesses results achieved, identifies lessons learnt, and presents practical recommendations for consideration during the development and implementation of the new UBRAF. This evaluation covers the period from 2016 onwards. It examines interventions that address the bi- directional nature of VAWG and HIV; the degree to which interventions are gender transformative and conducted in collaboration with women’s and adolescent girls’ groups and relevant civil society networks; the extent to which VAWG and HIV programming is country-owned and accountable to women and girls in their diversity; and the degree to which the Joint Programme has been able to collaborate internally on HIV and VAWG work. The evaluation’s intended users are the UNAIDS Secretariat and the Cosponsor organisations1 along with key national HIV/AIDS coordinating authorities, implementing partners at country level and women’s and girls’ groups and networks and other CSO and HIV advocates.

Report Details


  • United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Report Type

  • Project/Programme


Completed Date

  • Jul 2021

Consultant Name

Agency Focal Person

  • Elisabette Pegurri

Agency Focal Person Email


  • 76

Joint Evaluation

  • Yes

Pooled Funding Evaluation

  • N/A

Partner Agencies

  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)


  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality