Gender Equality

Motoko Seko, former Gender Advisor of the Community Rights and Gender Department of the Global Fund giving a presentation on the Genderbread Person at the W4GF Workshop on Strengthening and Integrating TB & Malaria within the HIV Gender Response, 6 – 8 Dec 2015, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Gender Equality is a Human Right, not a Female Fight.
Frieda Pinto

For the first time in the history of the Global Fund, Promoting and protecting human rights and gender equality is prioritised as one of the objectives of the Global Fund Strategy 2017 – 2022. This provides opportunities for community and civil society advocates addressing gender inequality in HIV, TB and malaria to access resources that can save lives. This can ensure that country programming as part of Global Fund Funding Requests apportion resources towards interventions that address inequality, protect women and girls in all their diversity and promote gender equality.

The following are key resources from partners and stakeholders related to gender equality:
  1. Global Fund Gender Equality Strategy and Action Plan 2014 – 2016
  2. Global Fund webpage on its work on Women and Girls
  3. Global Fund webpage on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
  4. Global Fund Rapid Review: Results, Gaps and Lessons from Implementation of Strategies/Action Plans on Gender Equality and Key Populations
  5. Information and Resources on Gender Equality from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
  6. World Health Organisation (WHO) and Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Information Sheet on Gender, Health and Malaria
  7. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Fact Sheet on Malaria and the SDGs 
  8. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Discussion Paper on Gender and Malaria
  9. Information and Resources from the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) on Gender Equality
  10. What Works for Women – A comprehensive review of data from HIV/AIDS interventions for women and girls in nearly 100 countries has revealed several overarching themes
  11. ICWEA Engagement in the Global Fund Processes Under the New Funding Model (NFM) of Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM)
  12. Barriers to Harm Reduction Among Women Who Use Drugs Report 
  13. Understanding Experiences of GBV Among Women Who Use Drugs in Kenya

The following are Gender Assessment Tools from Technical Partners:

  1. Gender Assessment Tool for national HIV and TB responses to support countries with applications to the Global Fund
  2. United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Gender Equality Capacity Assessment Tool
  3. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Checklist for Integrating Gender into the Processes and Mechanisms of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
  4. WHO/UNAIDS Programming Tool on 16 Ideas for addressing violence against women in the context of the HIV epidemic
  5. WHO Gender Analysis Matrix for Malaria Programmes