Engage with the Global Fund Secretariat and W4GF advocates on the focus on adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) at the Global Fund: AGYW investments, organisational plan and indicators. When: Tuesday March 20 2018 from 15:00 – 16:30 (CAT) Description: This session will provide an update on the Global Fund’s investments to reduce new infections amongst AGYW in 13 countries. Included in the update will be the strategic priorities for how the Global Fund is ensuring quality in the implementation, and supporting countries towards comprehensive, multi-sectoral approaches. The team will discuss the HER Voice initiative which launched in October to support the meaningful engagement of AGYW in Global Fund related processes in the 13 countries. Speakers: Global Fund Secretariat Lize Aloo, Specialist, Data Use for Action, Gender, Monitoring Evaluation & Country Analysis Team Rukia Mannikko, Technical Advisor, Gender, Community Rights and Gender Department Uliane Appolinario, Program Officer, Strategic Initiative, Community Rights and Gender Department Key dates/decision making coming up: The Strategy Committee will review a paper from the Thematic Evaluation and Review Group (TERG) assessment of AGYW programs. This will be shared when it is available. Important Background Reading for this webinar: Technical Brief on Adolescent Girls and Young Women, Global Fund in High HIV Burden Settings HER Voice Fund Presentations to be provided 1 day prior to the webinar. RSVP before Friday March 16th to email@example.com and note the...Read More
Women4GlobalFund (W4GF) will host a series of webinars with the Global Fund Secretariat and key partners in 2018 on the following key subjects. Additional details will be released on each webinar closer to the time. Refer back to the W4GF website for more details on the first webinar to take place on Tuesday March 20, 2018, (15:00 – 16:30 CAT) _________________________________________________________ AGYW Focus at the Global Fund: adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) investments, organisational plan, indicators – Tuesday, March 20th (15:00 – 16:30 CAT) Description: This webinar will provide an update on the Global Fund’s investments to reduce HIV, TB and malaria amongst adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in 13 countries. Included in the update will be the strategic priorities for how the Global Fund is ensuring quality in the implementation, and supporting countries towards comprehensive, multi-sectoral approaches. The team will discuss the HER Voice initiative which launched in October to support the meaningful engagement of AGYW in Global Fund related processes in the 13 countries. TB Gender Assessments – April 2018 (date to be confirmed) Description: This webinar will discuss the TB gender assessment tool and highlight key findings from countries that have conducted the assessment, and the ways those processes have informed countries’ national TB response (and Global Fund investments). The webinar will also describe how the CRG Strategic Initiative (SI) has successfully supported the TB gender assessments. Gender and Challenging...Read More
The Global Health 50/50 Report: How gender-responsive are the world’s most influential global health organisations?
A new landmark report, The Global Health 50/50 Report, launched today on International Women’s Day, reveals that only a select group of the world’s top global health organisations place gender equality at the centre of programmatic and institutional operations. The 140 organisations involved in the study are those from the United Nations system; bilateral and multilateral development institutions; philanthropic organisations and funders; civil society and non-governmental organisations; public-private partnerships; and the private sector. Explore the data here. An overarching finding highlights that global health organisations have yet to fully commit to gender equality, with only one in three stating a commitment to gender equality to benefit the health of all people. The report identifies 18 high-scoring organisations. The nine highest-scoring organisations are: BRAC; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ); GAVI; The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria; Population Reference Bureau; Save the Children International; Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida); Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); and UNICEF. Worryingly, one-third have no stated committed to gender equality, and the remainder of the organisations are silent on specific actions related to gender and/or women and girls. The report underscores that decision-making power remains in the hands of men, although women constitute the vast majority of people working in global health, accounting for 67% of employees in the health and social sectors. Further findings include: Fewer than one-third...Read More
Register Here to join civil society representatives from the UNAIDS PCB, Global Fund and Unitaid who will provide updates on challenges and achievements over the past year and their future directions for 2018. Date: Thursday, January 18th 2018 Time: New York 10:00/ San Francisco 7:00/ Amsterdam 16:00/ Nairobi 18:00/ Bangkok 22:00 GNP+ invites you for a report back by civil society advocates and representatives who are on the frontline of global advocacy working to shape progressive bilateral and multilateral HIV programmes and policies in spite of limited resources and shifting ideological and political agendas. Speakers will highlight key events, deliberations and decisions made during the most recent UNAIDS PCB, Global Fund and Unitaid Board meetings. They will also discuss critical funding trends as well as efforts that are underway to advance PEPFAR’s country operational plans and policies that will impact the future health, safety and wellbeing of all people living with HIV globally. Lastly, speakers will give us a preview of what to expect from the UNAIDS, Global Fund and Unitaid Boards in 2018 so that we can prepare for the anticipated challenges and opportunities that lay ahead. Speakers Include: Rico Gustav, International Civil Society Support, Board Member Communities Delegation of the Global Fund Faith Nakigudde, Wentz Medical Center/Renewal Healthcare Network Alternate Board Member, Communities Delegation to Unitaid Aditia Taslim Lim (Rumah Cemara, Indonesia), UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegate (Asia-Pacific) Maurine Murenga, Lean...Read More
According to the 2017 WHO Global Tuberculosis Report TB prevalence is higher amongst men than women and the same is true for the 15–24 year age group. Given this fact it is essential that we continue to develop a solid understanding of the gender-related challenges that drive Tuberculosis to improve and expand effective programmes that enable supportive diagnosis and treatment – expanding safe environment to reduce barriers to TB services _______________ On 4 December 2017 the Stop TB Partnership, with the support of USAID and the Global Fund launched the call for proposals for Round 8 of the Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS). CFSC Round 8 is to contribute to expanding access to quality TB prevention and care services to community- and hard-to-reach settings. Applicant organisations must consider activities that fit under one or both of the following categories: Boosting demand and access to TB services Improving the quality of TB service delivery CFCS Round 8 will award grants of up to US$ 40,000 to civil society, community-based and non-governmental organisations working at a national and sub-national level. Eligibility Registered civil society, community-based and non-governmental organisations working at national or sub-national levels in the countries listed below are eligible. Collaboration with civil society and community regional and global networks is encouraged. CFCS Round 8 Eligible Countries Bangladesh, Cambodia, DR Congo, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania and Ukraine. Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, 12 January 2018 (18:00 hrs Geneva...Read More