Author: Sophie Dilmitis

Requiring Technical Assistance at the National Level? Check out the available support NOW!

The Global Fund’s first submission window for accepting funding requests was March 20th 2017.  The Global Fund received 93 funding requests, which the Technical Review Panel (TRP) will review between April 23rd and May 2nd 2017. 4 countries (Uganda, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Lesotho) submitted applications as part of the 13 countries where the Global Fund has a priority focus on supporting investments focused on adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE For W4GF advocates still engaged in the process and for countries planning to submit in Windows 2 (23 May 2017) and 3 (28 August 2017) check out the simple technical assistance (TA) form where you can apply to access support from the Global Fund Community Rights Gender (CRG) Technical Assistance Programme here. The TA provides support to civil society and community organisations to meaningfully engage in the Global Fund model, during: country dialogues; funding request development; grant-making; and through to implementation. ONLINE TRACKER The Global Fund has an on-line funding request status tracker to reflect all received submissions and those still to come in windows 2 and 3 which can be viewed under related resources here. This is helpful for W4GF advocates who would like to track the process and know when funding requests are to be...

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W4GF World AIDS Day Statement: Reaffirming global solidarity among women in all our diversity: One community living with and affected by HIV, TB and malaria

Many of us at Women4Global Fund (W4GF), as well as our families, friends and communities, have benefitted from the major advances over the years in HIV, TB and malaria around the world. Yet we are deeply concerned about the future as progress is stalling and we must work to halt these devastating trends. We live in a time where the world seems more divisive and exclusive and funds for and commitment to communities with HIV and TB are dwindling. Governments agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) anchored by the principle of “leave no one behind” and at the same time take steps that will do precisely that……  Read more here Let 2017 be the year that our efforts result in adequate funding from donor governments as well as from our own governments. More than ever before, let us achieve critical and long-lasting breakthroughs in obtaining justice and addressing negative assumptions and stereotypes, stigma and discrimination, violence, racism, sexism and ageism in our homes, communities and at the national level. We have worked too hard to let the gains made slip through our fingers. Read the full Statement...

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REPOSTING: Global Fund World AIDS Day toolkit

REPOSTING: Today the Global Fund celebrates the progress made by partners around the world, and highlights the challenges remaining to end AIDS. The Global Fund in their World AIDS Day statement stress the importance of re energising HIV prevention, and that women and girls and achieving gender equality are key to preventing HIV. The Global Fund have shared the following this World AIDS Day: Story, photos and video: Say no to Sex for Fish: women’s empowerment and gender equality are key to preventing HIV in a small fishing village in Kenya. Download the video here or watch on Youtube here. Executive Director Mark Dybul’s Blog on increasing HIV prevention efforts. Social media tiles and messaging: follow @GlobalFund on Twitter, The Global Fund on Facebook, and The Global Fund on Instagram. Ending HIV as an epidemic will only be achieved through strong partnership and a truly global...

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REPOSTING: What Works for Women and Girls – Mainstreaming Adolescent SRH and HIV Priorities in National Plans – An Online Training Workshop

REPOSTED: Join What Works for Women and Girls on Thursday, October 20th at 9:00 EDT (14:00 London, 16:00 Nairobi) This training webinar provides guidance and technical assistance for those who are advocating for the development of evidence-based gender-responsive HIV programming and would like feedback and technical support from gender experts. This webinar will take stakeholders through the process of evaluating opportunities and identifying avenues for advocacy to mainstream adolescent needs into national strategies and plans and Global Fund concept notes. In addition to enhancing the capabilities of advocates, young people and civil society representatives to identify entry points for evidence-based gender-responsive adolescent programming in national strategies and plans, this workshop will bring participants together to form the basis of a network of advocates with hands-on training who can continue to share successful strategies in doing so. To Register: Send an email with your name, organizational affiliation and country to info@whatworksassociation.org Attention: Webinar...

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The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) is looking for Board members.

The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) is looking for Board members. The following areas and groups will be considered in selecting Board members: Regions: Africa, North America, Latin America & Caribbean, Europe & Asia. Populations: MSM, transgender people, young people, women, indigenous groups, people who use drugs, sex workers, men, migrants, disabled people, incarcerated people. _________________ Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) Reposting: GNP+ calls for interested and skilled people living with HIV to join the GNP+ Board. This is an open call to all people living with HIV from all regions, all ages and every walk of life. Are you living with HIV? Loaded with skills and expertise you are willing to share? Do you know what is lacking in the HIV response? Have a vision how we can improve the quality of life of people living with HIV worldwide? Apply to become a GNP+ Board Member! New GNP+ Structure, New GNP+ Board At the Board Meeting in July 2016, the GNP+ Board agreed to make big changes to the organisational structure of GNP+. The Global Network will change from a network of regional and population-based organisations to a network of individual people living with HIV that works in close partnership with global, regional and national organisations. As a consequence, the Board also agreed to change its governance structure from a Board of Directors to...

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