We are proud to announce that our work with Panzi Foundation has received a major award - the Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s Prize at the 23rd International AIDS Conference held virtually. Dr. Givano Kashemwa, a Congolese physician who leads the effort, received the award on behalf of the team during one of the conference’s main plenary sessions held on Wednesday, July 8th. The abstract is titled “Gender-based violence tracker: Real-time tracking of PEP kit consumption to coordinate the response to sexual violence in the eastern Congo.”
Panzi Foundation partnered with Global Strategies to create the GBV (Gender-Based Violence) Tracker, a password protected web-based dashboard (www.kivu-dashboard.appspot.com) that presents near real-time data about the consumption of post-rape medical kits (PEP kits) across 48 sites in the South Kivu Province of the eastern Congo. We hope this award will draw attention to an innovative part of our model for ensuring survivors of sexual violence have access to care while shining a light on this human rights crisis.