W4GF Global Workshop: Strengthening Women’s Engagement with the Global Fund

From 10 – 12 July 2013, more than 35 individuals from over 20 countries with extensive experience on gender equality, met in Geneva, Switzerland, after the launch of the New Funding Model of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) to coordinate and strengthen the engagement of women’s rights advocates – in particular women living with HIV and affected by TB and malaria in new processes at the country level. 23 of the participants were women’s rights advocates working primarily at the community level, with grassroots organisations; over three-quarters of the advocates are openly living with HIV, including several from key populations.

The meeting was organised and facilitated by AIDS Strategy, Advocacy and Policy Ltd (ASAP), the Communities Delegation to the Board of the Global Fund, and the ATHENA Network. The timing of this workshop was also designed to inform discussions at the Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee (SIIC) of the Global Fund.

From this monumental workshop, W4GF was created to fill a gap in the women’s rights movement in Global Fund processes.

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The UNAIDS Gender Assessment Tool for National HIV Responses
Gender Equality and HIV Programming- a Spectrum
Actions from Joint Civil Society Delegations Consultation on NFM

Background Documents

Introduction to The Global Fund

Global Fund Documents

The Global Fund Strategy 2011- 2016
Gender Equality Strategy
Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (SOGI) Strategy
Community System Strengthening Framework
HIV and Human Rights Information Note
TB and Human Rights Information Note
Community Strengthening Systems Information Note
Harm Reduction Information Note
SOGI Information Note

Explaining the Global Fund

Global Fund 101
Global Fund Related Acronyms

New Funding Model

Background to NFM and Guidance:
Global Fund Strategic Investment Information Note
UNAIDS Support to Countries in the New Funding Model
ICASO Civil Society Global Fund Application Preparedness Guide

Assessments of NFM:
Communities Consultation on the NFM: Final Report
Communities Consultation on the NFM: Action Plan
Communities Consultation on the NFM: Final Statement
NFM Rapid Assessment (by the Open Society Foundation)
The Experience of Zimbabwe with the Global Fund’s New Funding Model

Evaluations of GES & SOGI

Formative Evaluation of Gender & SOGI Strategies ( PANGAEA)
Global Fund response to PANGAEA evaluation
GCWA Statement
GF Gender Equality Strategy Consultation Report (FEIM)

ASAP Background Paper on Gender & the Global Fund

Informal Paper of the GES Implementation Review

Gender and HIV – Key Document

Mainstreaming Gender into National HIV Strategies and Plans

A Useful Resource

Global Fund Observer is a newsletter that explains and explores the world of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. It is published by Aidspan about twice a month.

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