Author: Women4GF

Global Fund 2017 Results Report – 22 Million Lives Saved!

The Global Fund (yesterday) released its 2017 results report “In 2000 AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria appeared to be unstoppable. In many countries, AIDS devastated an entire generation, leaving countless orphans and shattered communities. Malaria killed young children and pregnant women unable to protect themselves from mosquitoes or access lifesaving medicine. Tuberculosis unfairly afflicted the poor, as it had for millennia. The world fought back. As a partnership of governments, the private sector, civil society and people affected by the diseases, the Global Fund pooled the world’s resources to invest strategically in programs to end AIDS, TB and malaria as epidemics. It is working.” “The report highlights the impact and results achieved...

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Join W4GF in signing the SheDecides Manifesto

Join W4GF in signing the SheDecides Manifesto here As women in implementing countries improve and amplify their advocacy it is important to critically assess and understand the overall landscape of what is being funded, where and by whom and where gaps remain. Whilst W4GF has made tremendous gains in ensuring that gender equality and human rights are a top-line strategic key objective of the Global Fund it is also imperative that W4GF advocates maintain larger perspective of how the Global Fund fits into ‘the big picture’. This is especially important as some donor governments such as the United States of...

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Comic Relief Fund: Creating safe spaces and platforms for women & girls in Ghana, Kenya or South Africa

This is especially highlighted for W4GF advocates working in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. See this opportunity for women-led organisations that strengthen and build safe spaces and platforms with women and girls DEADLINE: September 29th 2017 ________ Comic Relief Grant Comic Relief announce a £750,000 fund (anticipated 15-25 grants) to invest in women-led organisations that strengthen and build safe spaces and platforms with women and girls in Ghana, Kenya or South Africa; enabling them to recover and be safe, protect themselves from violence and create the radical change they want to see in their lives. Women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa have been fighting for equality and their rights for decades and there have been some huge gains. More girls are going to school than ever before and the continent has the highest rate of female representation in government. But gender inequality persists and high rates of violence and abuse against women and girls continue to harm many. Unequal access to opportunities also prevents women and girls from achieving their full potential. We know that when women have the chance to come together and organise themselves, they can be powerful agents of change. But to do this they need safe spaces to meet and organise themselves, as well as platforms where they can make their voices heard, challenge exclusion and violence, and champion change. Eligibility Comic Relief is seeking...

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URGENT REQUEST FROM ICW: PLEASE SUPPORT DAUGHTIE OGUTU

Women4GlobalFund supports this request by the International Community of women living with HIV (ICW). Please help out by clicking HERE. Please mark your donations ‘Daughties treatment’ to enable ICW to consolidate the funds correctly. Together we can make a difference. _____________ The International Community of women living with HIV urgently appeals for your support towards medical aid for one of our sisters in the movement Daughtie Ogutu. Daughtie, the Director of the African Sex Worker Alliance has been living with HIV for the last 15 years, she has been sick undergoing treatment for CMV since Feb 2017 and TB since May 2017 for which she had been hospitalized for 2 months. As part of her treatment Daughtie has had to change her ARV medication and is on a regiment consisting of Abacavir, Dolutegravir and Lamivudine known as Triumeq. She has to buy this treatment as it is currently not offered to her for free. Recently she was diagnosed with CMV Retinitis and just discovered she is losing her eye sight as a result of it. She has completely lost use of her left eye and needs urgent treatment to save her right eye.This whole treatment proposed by doctors and eye specialists from PCEA Kikuyu EYE Hospital will cost USD 5,500 consisting of four (4) eye injections into the Retina and prescription medication for a duration of 3 months including travel costs...

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REMINDER: JULY W4GF WEBINAR: FEEDBACK FROM TECHNICAL PARTNERS ON FUNDING REQUESTS: TUESDAY JULY 4 2017 (15:30 – 16:30 CAT)

Join W4GF advocates for our monthly webinar on Tuesday July 4th 2017 from 15:30 – 16:30 (CAT) to engage with the Global Fund Secretariat, EANNASO and W4GF advocates involved at the national level to develop funding requests submitted to the Global Fund. This webinar will focus onW4GF advocates and partners from countries submitting in Window 3 and 4 to dialogue with technical partners on lessons learnt from funding requests submitted in Windows 1 and 2 in relation to the Global Fund’s Strategic Framework 2017 – 2022 with specific attention to the women and girls, gender equality and human rights. The webinar will cover the following: Lessons from the Technical Review Panel Advice from technical partners for those submitting in windows 3 and 4 : Also see the recent W4GF new brief  W4GF ADVOCATES SHARE KEY LESSONS AND REFLECTIONS FROM WINDOWS 1 AND 2 Feedback from the Global Fund Secretariat Questions and Discussion RSVP before Monday July 3 to sophie@women4gf.org and note the following important details: An application must be installed on your computer, tablet or smart phone BEFORE the call. Do note that it is available at www.gotomeeting.com. You will need at least 15 minutes to install the application. We will not be able to dial participants into the webinar. AFTER installing the application, please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone by going to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/272994837 on your browser....

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