Author: Sophie Dilmitis

GFAN POSTING: Government of Canada Call to Action and Communications Toolkit for the 5th Global Fund Replenishment Conference

Approximately 50% of the Global Fund investments supports procurements of medicines; health products and equipment. Given that these important features will remain central in building resilient and sustainable systems for health, ensuring that more than US$13 billion is pledged by donors for the Global Fund 5th Replenishment is essential to make real progress and scale-up gender transformative interventions. The Global Fund, and the global community, will fail to end the epidemics if there is inadequate financial support to achieve its committed mission of addressing gender inequality and human rights. _____________ Global Fund Advocates Network  (GFAN) Posting The Government of Canada and the Global Fund launched a Call to Action and 2 Communications Toolkits (here) in the lead-up to the 5th Global Fund Replenishment Conference taking place in Montreal, Quebec on September 16th and 17th, 2016. You can find the call to action linked in the message below, as well as some key activities for you to take action on. The Global Fund will also be hosting an online calendar of partner events happening during the replenishment conference, that we will circulate as soon as it is live! How you can participate! In the toolkits linked above you’ll find social and traditional media tools to use, share, and amplify between now and the replenishment conference on September 16th and 17th: Call to Action email: a personal message from Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canadian...

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S/GAC Key Populations Investment Fund (KPIF): UNAIDS hosted call Monday, 29 August & Thursday, 1 September

The Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (S/GAC) has announced a $100 million Key Populations Investment Fund (KPIF). The KPIF requests applications from ‘Prime Recipient’ organisations to scale up quality, key population (KP)-led community approaches to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs.  Additionally, applications are requested to address social and structural factors (such as stigma, discrimination, violence, and human rights violations) that negatively impact KP’s access to and retention in these programs. Full details and application information can be found here Prospective applicants are invited to two informational conference calls related to PEPFAR’s new initiative: Key Populations Investment Fund hosted by UNAIDS today Monday, 29 August and Thursday, 1 September. For more information on KPIF or questions about the conference call please contact kpif@state.gov. In this instance key populations are defined as: gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM); transgender persons (TG), sex workers (SW), people who inject drugs (PWID), and people in prisons and other closed settings. Conference Call Details Monday, August 29th, 7:00 AM EDT Join by webex:  https://unaids.webex.com/unaids/j.php?MTID=m241e34af8fe0cc92950db1575b1695f4 Meeting number (access code): 849 322 523 Host key: 250472 Global call-in numbers: https://unaids.webex.com/unaids/globalcallin.php?serviceType=MC&ED=443502452&tollFree=0 +41 43456 9564 Switzerland toll +1 631 267 4890 USA/Canada toll Access code: 849 322 523 Thursday, September 1st 7:00 AM EDT Join by webex:  https://unaids.webex.com/unaids/j.php?MTID=md153436170d9b63bd5bd0c9703eb1d17 Meeting number (access code): 845 068 071 JOIN BY PHONE +41 43456 9564 Switzerland...

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Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH launches call for proposals

Calling W4GF Advocates with innovative ideas to end TB?  See this Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH launches call for proposals. Application submission deadline is 5 September 2016 at 23:59 Central European Time (CET). TB REACH is expecting funding requests from eligible countries for activities or interventions that fit under the following categories: Improving detection, linkage to treatment and reporting of TB Improving treatment adherence and outcomes Special Funding: Developing innovative resources and materials to aide service delivery The Stop TB Partnership announced in early August its TB REACH initiative is now accepting applications to fund innovative approaches and technologies which aim to increase the number of people diagnosed and treated for TB, to decrease the time to appropriate treatment and to improve treatment success rates. “The health community has made huge progress in recent years to end the TB epidemic. Partnering with TB REACH is vital and essential if we want to end the TB epidemic by 2030. Canada supports innovative TB services and tools that will increase access to vulnerable communities, especially women and girls,” said Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the main donor funding the TB REACH initiative. “We are in 2016 and we need to fight TB with a changed mind set and a package of interventions which are appropriate for 2016. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is outsmarting us; it’s becoming more and more...

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Review: CEDAW General Recommendation No. 19: Deadline 30 September 2016

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women is currently updating its General Recommendation No. 19: “25 years of CEDAW General Recommendation No. 19 (1992): Accelerating efforts on gender based violence against women”. At its sixty-fourth session, the Committee decided to invite all interested parties to submit comments in writing on the “Draft update of General Recommendation No. 19” (to be indicated in the subject title) to the following email address: cedaw@ohchr.org After a thorough and due consideration of comments provided, only the Committee will decide on the contents of the final version of the update of General Recommendation No. 19. All submissions : Must be submitted in one of the working languages of the Committee – English, French or Spanish; Must be submitted in WORD format; Must be submitted in one single document indicating precisely the paragraphs on which comments are being made; Must not exceed a maximum of 5 pages for all comments made; Should be written in a concise and focused style; Will not be translated; Will be posted on the CEDAW web page devoted to the draft update of General Recommendation No. 19. Deadline: Comments must be submitted by 30 September 2016. To facilitate the work of the Committee, this deadline will be strictly applied. No submissions received after this deadline will be considered or posted on the web page. The draft update of...

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