Please join us in Bangkok, just before ICAAP, from 14-16 November (starting with dinner on Thursday 14th) at the Women4GF Asia-Pacific regional workshop.

Our aim is to support women living with HIV and other women’s rights advocates to mobilize for greater gender equality through the Global Fund. We have a few remaining places available – if you are interested please contact sophie@asapltd.com by cob Tuesday 5 November

Please take a look at the information about the global workshop convened this July in Geneva, and a TB Advocacy event from earlier this month.

Are you going to ICAAP?

Are you interested in ensuring gender equality in Global Fund processes and at the country level?

Are you committed to continuing with this work after the event?

This 2-day workshop is designed to build a strong and diverse range of women’s advocates – especially women living with HIV, and affected by TB and malaria – to engage in Global Fund processes. The goal is to support the Global Fund to deliver its Gender Equality Strategy (GES) and to ensure that Global Fund grant-making is investing in gender-transformative programmes that have a real impact on the lives of women and girls. The workshop will build an understanding of Global Fund processes, in particular the New Funding Model (NFM), and the points of entry to Global Fund systems and decisions. This should enable more women to participate effectively and meaningfully in order to bring about greater gender responsiveness in Global Fund governance structures and processes at national and global levels.

Our hope is to bring together up to 40 women, especially living with HIV, Trans and gender-sensitive men. We hope to gather a diverse group of participants – from a range of communities as well as countries in Asia and the Pacific. We want to avoid having “the usual suspects”, and to work to broaden beyond those who are already involved in the Global Fund, partnering them with people who are already engaged but may be less engaged in gender activism.

We are looking for people, especially women who

  • Are interested in the Global Fund, know about the Global Fund and are aware of what is happening in their own country;
  • Are interested in gender equality and women’s rights – and are committed to working on this in their own country or globally;
  • Have experience working in HIV/TB/malaria, especially on advocacy – at country, regionally or globally;
  • Are committed to continuing this work after the workshop;
  • Have experience working with country processes and connected to civil society in their own countries;
  • Have ability to influence country processes and/or are connected to the global level advocacy;
  • Some should be living with HIV, have had TB or malaria, or know and represent people with TB and malaria;
  • Can ensure diversity across the women supported, including young and from key populations (Trans, sex workers, people who use drugs).
  • Our budget is mainly to support people to extend their stay – although we have a small budget to bring in a couple of extra people to the workshop (but not ICAAP) if their involvement is key.

Tell us

  • Who you are? Name, Country, Organization, Affiliations
  • If you are going to ICAAP
  • Why you want to come to this workshop?
  • Why is the Global Fund important to you? What is your experience in the Global Fund or around gender?
  • Are you openly living with HIV or have lived with TB, are closely affected by malaria?

Email sophie@asapltd.com to get involved.

Thank you for your interest, we are no longer seeking participants to this workshop but do look out for the next workshop. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ to keep up to date.