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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