Y+, The Global Network of Young People Living with HIV, has been selected to manage and implement the HER Voice Fund.

Congratulations!! ViiV Healthcare Positive Action programmes is taking the lead to support community-led responses to HIV and empower adolescent girls and young women and their communities to respond the HIV epidemic

“This is an important imperative of investing in young peoples leadership and advocacy. We welcome this investment in young people leadership following the recently held ICPD+25 conference where all stakeholders including government, donors, private sector, civil society where in agreement that in order to make progress in the HIV response, specific investments in the leadership of young people must be prioritised. Evidence has shown us that investments pay off when adolescent girls and young women have a meaningful voice in decisions that affect their lives and health.” Nyasha Phanisa Sithole, W4GF Support Officer

W4GF congratulates Y+ as they work to:

  • Manage and channel small grants in an effective and cost-efficient way to selected recipients in 13 focused countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Increase meaningful engagement of adolescent girls and young women in Global Fund and related national processes, and ensure that relevant policy and programmatic changes are made to improve the health and well-being of adolescent girls and young women in the 13 priority countries.
  • Refine the HER Voice Fund investment strategy, funding model and M&E framework, managing and disbursing funds to support adolescent girls and young women groups and community-based organizations to ensure meaningful participation in Global Fund and related processes.
  • Manage and strengthen the HER Voice Ambassadors network and support capacity building and leadership development initiatives through creative partnerships.

Find out more about the HER VOICE FUND and this announcement here and lets watch this space as W4GF Advocates start to prepare for the Global Fund 2020-2022 allocation cycle.