Author: Rachel Ong

W4GF welcomes new Global Coordinator

Hosted by AIDS Strategy, Advocacy and Policy (ASAP Ltd), W4GF was created in 2013 and has grown to be a dynamic and global platform of over 400 women and gender equality advocates who who share a deep commitment to ensuring that Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) funded programmes are gender- transformative to meet the rights and specific needs of women and girls in all their diversity, and to ensure that resources and processes advance gender equality in an accountable, transparent, and inclusive manner. From 1st September 2016, Ms Rachel Ong will step down from her...

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Women Deliver Session: Financing women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health

On 18th May 2016 from 13:30 -14:30, the Global Fund Secretariat at the Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, will be holding an event on “Financing women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health”. This event will include speakers Mark Dybul, as well as government officials from Norway and China. Session outline: Better health is not a cost; it is a benefit, and there is strong evidence that investing in health and in women, children, and adolescents yields significant benefits to society and the economy. Although there is strong evidence, experience has shown that increased funding for health will not occur automatically. There is still need to scale up financing, and with many countries getting richer and hence “graduating” from the difference Global Fund sources in the next 15 years, governments should attempt to leverage more efficient and equitable domestic financing. They could also explore new ways of generating domestic health revenues to finance health services for the health of women, children, and adolescents. The session brings forward: The evidence of what has worked in terms of increased health funding and/or diversified funding sources for health and RMNCAH at the country level; Donor interaction, engagement, and collaboration with countries and partners, lessons learned the past 15 years. What worked, and what did not, what is replicable going forward? Countries experiences in financing women, children and adolescent’s health, and what will their strategic shifts...

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W4GF statement on the Global Fund Strategy Narrative 2017 – 2022 and Corporate KPI Framework 2017 – 2022

The Global Fund Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee (SIIC) meets on the 8 – 10 March 2016 where key recommendations will be made for decision-making at the 35th Board Meeting in April on the Strategy Narrative 2017 – 2022 and Corporate KPIs 2017 – 2022. For more information on the discussions and presented narrative and KPI, please refer here and here. For the pdf copy of the statement, please download here. === Women4GlobalFund (W4GF) Position Statement Global Fund Strategy Framework 2017 – 2022 Global Fund Corporate KPIs 2017 – 2022 In November 2015, the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) approved a new Framework for its 2017-2022 Strategy to maximize impact, strengthen systems for health, promote and protect human rights and gender equality, and mobilise additional resources[1]. W4GF welcomes the move of the Global Fund to, for the first time in history, elevate gender equality to one of the four key objectives in the new Strategic Framework. We are pleased to note that Objective 3 explicitly aims to “Promote & Protect Human Rights & Gender Equality”. Objective 2,another key objective to “Build Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health” includes a sub-objective that aims to “Support reproductive, women’s, children’s and adolescent health, and platforms for integrated service delivery”. This position paper aims to inform the draft Strategy Narrative 2017 – 2022 and its Corporate...

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ICW Webinar: Engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals

The International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) with support from UN Women invites gender advocates to join a webinar on March 9th 2016 09:00hrs EST to increase awareness of the SDGs’ processes and open a dialogue about the potential role of women living with HIV in SDGs’ prioritisation and implementation at country level. Country networks of women living with HIV whose members participate in the webinar will be eligible to apply for mini-grants to undertake efforts to be involved in the SDGs! To join, please RSVP to Katie Filous at...

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Job Vacancy: Global Fund Gender Advisor

Deadline for applications: 25 March 2016 The Global Fund is seeking for a Technical Advisor, Gender / Grade Level D Role Summary: The Technical Advisor, Gender supports the Secretariat’s work on gender, collaborating across the Secretariat and with external partners. This position works with the Senior Technical Coordinator, Gender to provide support and technical guidance to ensure gender considerations are integrated throughout Global Fund processes, procedures, structures, and investments. S/he works directly with Country Teams in the Grant Management Division providing technical support throughout the grant cycle, including the technical review of CCM-submitted grant requests and concept notes, related grant-making documents, and technical support during implementation. S/he also supports the Senior Technical Coordinator, Gender to provide the Global Fund with  tailored training and guidance on gender, keeping staff updated on the most relevant scientific evidence and effective program practices in this area; representing the Global Fund in technical related fora and liaising closely with key technical and civil society partners to maximize the Global Fund’s contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, as directed by the Head, Community, Rights and Gender. Responsibilities: Perform the following duties under the  prioritization, supervision and direction of the Senior Technical Coordinator, Gender and in close collaboration with the Head, Community, Rights and Gender Department: Works closely with the Grant Management division to support identification of technical assistance needs of gender programmatic activities...

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