Women4GlobalFund (W4GF) jointly with the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) have developed an advocacy brief through consultation with gender equality and women’s rights advocates to enable broader participation of women and gender equality advocates in the Global Fund Strategy 2017 – 2021 development process.

In this advocacy brief, we call for more attention in the new Global Fund Strategy towards achieving gender equality and fulfilling equitable health outcomes for women and girls through the following areas:

  • Meaningful engagement and representation at all levels;
  • Supporting communities in need;
  • Increased investment in communities of women and girls;
  • Supporting the right programmes;
  • Addressing structural issues;
  • Stronger links to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; and
  • Collecting the right data through the right indicators.

For further details, please refer to the advocacy brief (in English and French, to be translated into Russian and Spanish). We hope that this advocacy brief can be used in your advocacy efforts either in person at the 3 Partnership Forums organised by the Global Fund Secretariat, or online through the Global Fund Partnership E-Forum, in order to ensure that the Global Fund in the next five years can take on and address key issues that are central to improving the quality of lives for equitable health outcomes for women and girls in all their diversity.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the advocates for actively participating in the discussions and providing input into the discussions and revisions of this Advocacy Brief – Milly Katana, Claire Mathonsi (International HIV/AIDS Alliance), Maureen Murenga (ICW), Hereni Melesse (ATHENA, Ethiopia), Carol Nyirenda (Coalition of Zambian Women living with HIV), Luisa Orza (ATHENA), Marama Pala (ICWAP), Olena Stryzhak (All-Ukranian Network of PLWH), Seri Wendoh (IPPPF), Olivia Laure Ngou Zangue (Malaria No More, Cameroon), Souhaila Bensaid (ATL MST Sida s. Tunis), Sophie Brion (ICW), Rebecca Matheson (ICW), Tyler Crone (ATHENA), Rodelyn Marte (APCASO), Sian Maseko (OXFAM Canada, Zimbabwe), Peter Ng’ola Owiti (Wote Youth Development Projects), Jessica Whitbread (ICW).