This is a dedicated space for women living with HIV, TB and affected by malaria, and women’s rights advocates, participating in the project to strengthen the Global Fund’s action on gender. More than 35 individuals with extensive experience on gender equality, from over 20 countries, met in July 2013 to focus on how the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria can implement its Gender Equality Strategy most effectively to deliver real outcomes for women and girls and to advance gender equality. Stronger action on gender will support the Global Fund to deliver greater impact on HIV, TB and malaria and turn the course of the three diseases, yet the relationship between the Global Fund and the women’s movement has been weak to date. ASAP has been working with the ATHENA Network to support more effective organising. This is a space for them to share information and ideas. This project will roll out throughout 2013 and early 2014, focusing on 5 countries in African and Asia that are engaging in the new funding model, through direct action in those countries and through the regional ICAAP and ICASA meetings in late 2013.
A large array of documents were made available before the meeting in Geneva. The majority of these are now available on the public page. Below are a few that are made available to participants only. This includes some presentations made at the meeting.
Global Fund on “Engendering the NFM”
UNDP Draft Checklist for Inclusion of Gender Transformative Programming
Desk Review Analysis GF Rounds 8&9
Next Steps to Strengthening Women’s Engagement with the Global Fund
UNAIDS Interim Version Gender Assessment Tool for National HIV Responses
Draft ‘The Fourth Decade Of Women and HIV’ (UN Women)
Gender Equality Strategy with the NFM
Outcomes from the Retreat – inc SIIC Messages
Meeting with Mark Dybul and team:
It was a delight to be together in Geneva for our global retreat. The energy of such diverse women and women’s advocates was incredible and it is wonderful that there has already been so much progress, and that our energy has been sustained. Immediately after our meeting in Geneva we sent the priority recommendations and a draft Outcomes document with a letter to the SIIC Chairs and the members who joined us at the retreat. We are told that there was a good discussion at the SIIC, with good potential for future work, and we also had an immediate constructive reply from Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund.
As well as confirming that gender-disaggregated data would be collected, Mark Dybul has agreed to meet with participants to be briefed about the outcomes of the meeting and the next steps that need to happen. There will be a virtual (telephone/Skype) meeting with the Executive Director and his senior team at the Global Fund. The meeting will take place virtually on Tuesday 3rd of September at 14h30-15h30 CET (Geneva time). In advance of that we would like to create some space to discuss how we would focus and structure the discussion.
The following space below is for all participants at the meeting to have an online ‘conversation’ to discuss what you would like heard at the virtual meeting, and (ultimately) how you would like to organise your interventions.
Please do share below your thoughts below. We need to go into the meeting with a clear vision.
Some key things to think about are:
What are the main points that you feel are important?
Do you want to raise all of the recommendations in the Outcome Document?
Are there particular individuals and/or organizations that should lead on key points?
All documents from the meeting can be found here.