The HER Voice Fund is jointly managed and administered by SHRH Africa Trust (SAT) and Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS Service Organisations (EANNASO).
13 priority countries can access this funding including: Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
HER Voice is the result of various consultations with women organisations and women’s funds citing challenges faced, particularly by young women, while engaging in relevant policy and program design processes that directly affect their lives.
Through the Community Rights and Gender (CRG) Strategic Initiative, the Global Fund has invested USD500,000 in HER Voice to support the meaningful engagement of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in national AGYW and youth related policy and program processes supported by or linked to the Global Fund, for an initial period of 12 months.
HER Voice believes that to respond adequately to the needs of AGYW, their voices and ideas must be heard. They must have the opportunity to shape policies and programs that affect them. HER Voice will collaborate with and compliment other initiatives geared towards strengthening quality of interventions targeting adolescent girls and young women.
Eligibility to apply includes the following criteria:
- Based in one of the 13 countries listed in the section eligible countries
- Registered or unregistered group, network or community based organisation of AGYW or young people; or a community-based organisations implementing programs for AGYW and/or youth
- Working on or willing to engage in national policy discussions, program design and monitoring processes relevant for Global Fund supported programs; and with focus on adolescent health, HIV prevention and treatment, sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender-based violence (GBV)
- Ability to demonstrate community work experience and willingness to mobilise peer groups.