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The Durban Lesbian and Gay Community and Health Centre (Community Centre) in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, aims to empower the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community by providing services, support, and training to enable this community to claim their rights to equality, dignity, and freedom within the context of transformation. The Community Centre is one of the civil society initiatives supported by the Joint Oxfam HIV/AIDS Program (JOHAP) in South Africa.

JOHAP contracted an external researcher and an academic to undertake an HIV and AIDS gender analysis of the Community Centre’s work in relation to their beneficiary communities. The analysis draws out key lessons on how the Community Centre approaches gender and HIV/AIDS, and how these are incorporated into the Community Centre’s work. The report documents valuable experience informing work on gender mainstreaming in the field of HIV/AIDS.

This document is one of a number of publications highlighting learning during the second phase of JOHAP (April 2002-March 2005).

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