From 27 — 29 October 2013, TB advocates will meet in Paris to focus on gender equality and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund).

This meeting will build upon a global retreat of 35 women’s rights advocates working primarily at the community level, and of whom three-quarters are openly living with HIV, who met at the Global Fund’s offices in Geneva in July 2013. The October Paris workshop is the second in a series designed to create a diverse, effective global mobilization of advocates who will strengthen women’s engagement with the Global Fund and seek to advance gender equality through its unique funding mechanism.

Agenda and Logistics

Agenda

Secondary Agenda

For the participants:

Logistics — accommodations, getting there

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Background Documents

The background material below is a selection of documents that may assist participants in preparing for the meeting. The most important papers are marked with an asterisk (*).

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This range of documents provides a varied insight into the Global Fund, the new funding model (NFM) and the Gender Equality Strategy (GES). For those who have limited knowledge of the Global Fund this is a useful video introduction to the Global Fund (just 10 minutes long):

Introduction to The Global Fund

Global Fund Documents

* The Global Fund Strategy 2012-2016: Investing for Impact

Gender Equality Strategy

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Strategy

Community Systems Framework

HIV and Human Rights Information Note

* TB and Human Rights Information Note

Community Systems Strengthening (CSS) Information Note

* TB and Community Systems Strengthening (CSS) interventions

* Community Systems Strengthening in the New Funding Model

Harm Reduction for People Who Inject Drugs Information Note

SOGI Information Note: Addressing Sex Work, MSM and Transgender People in the Context of the HIV Epidemic

Explaining the Global Fund

* Global Fund 101

* Global Fund Related Acronyms

New Funding Model

Background to NFM and Guidance

* Gender in The Global Fund: Overview of the New Funding Model [New]

Global Fund Strategic Investment Information Note

* Civil Society engagement in NFM: CCM Pilot concept paper

UNAIDS Support to Countries in the New Funding Model

ICASO Civil Society Global Fund Application Preparedness Guide

Assessments of NFM

* Communities Consultation on the NFM: Final Report

* Communities Consultation on the NFM: Action Plan

* Communities Consultation on the NFM: Final Statement

* NFM Rapid Assessment (by the Open Society Foundation)

* The Experience of Zimbabwe with the Global Fund’s New Funding Model

Evaluations of Gender Equality Strategy and SOGI

* Formative Evaluation of Gender and SOGI Strategies (PANGAEA)

* Global Fund response to PANGAEA evaluation

* Global Coalition on Women and AIDS Statement

* 2011 report: Community-based evaluation of Global Fund’s Gender Equality Strategy from Fundación para el Estudio e Investigación de la Mujer (FEIM) and International AIDS Women Caucus (IAWC)

ASAP Background Paper on Gender and the Global Fund

* Informal Paper of the Gender Equality Strategy Implementation Review

Gender and TB – Key Documents

* Voices from the Field: Need to make TB programmes more gender sensitive, Citizens News Service and Women4GF

* Personal stories of women and transgender with TB/MDR—TB/TB—HIV, Citizens News Service

* Tackling TB and HIV in Women: An Urgent Need — Global Coalition on Women and AIDS

Gender and HIV — Key Document

Mainstreaming Gender into National HIV Strategies and Plans

A Useful Resource

* Global Fund Observer is a newsletter that explains and explores the world of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. It is published by Aidspan about twice a month.

Outcomes of the July Global Retreat

* Outcomes Statement

* Meeting Report

Full Evaluation

Presentations

The UNAIDS Gender Assessment Tool for National HIV Responses

Gender Equality and HIV Programming — a Spectrum

Actions from Joint Civil Society Delegations Consultation on NFM

Private Documents

Additionally there are private documents for the meeting.

Private documents