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ICWEA Engagement in the Global Fund Processes Under the New Funding Model (NFM) of Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM): The Case of Uganda and Kenya

This toolkit was developed based on the experiences of women living with HIV engaged in the processes of New Funding Model for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) at community, national, regional and global levels. It contains experiences of women living with HIV through In-Country Dialogues, Performance Reviews of the...


Empowering Women to Lead Change: A Training Manual

This manual was designed by a resource group of young women leaders from nine countries, focusing on critical issues of HIV/AIDS, sexual health, self-esteem, violence against women, and more. The objective of this manual is to facilitate trainings and use engaging workshops to successfully teach young women ways to empower themselves and act on key...


Fast-Tracking the AIDS Response for Young Women and Adolescent Girls in Africa

This document outlines three political commitments to advance the rights and empowerment of Africa’s young women and girls to help Fast-Track an AIDS response firmly rooted in gender equality and social justice. The commitments are to stop new HIV infections among young women and adolescent girls in order to ensure that AIDS is no longer the...


Championing Gender Equality and Women's Leadership in the HIV Response: The Experiences of Five Programme Countries

This advocacy kit provides key results and lessons learned in Cambodia, Jamaica, Kenya, Papua New Guinea and Rwanda under the European Commission – UN Women programme, "Supporting Gender Equality in the Context of HIV and AIDS (2009-2013)," which demonstrates the important progress and transformational changes that can derive from investments...


The Clinical Management of Children and Adolescents Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence: Technical Considerations for PEPFAR Programs

These technical considerations and accompanying job aids serve as a guide for medical providers to address and respond to the unique needs and rights of children and adolescents who have experienced sexual violence and exploitation. These resources focus on the delivery of clinical post-rape care services and include information on establishing...


16 Ideas for Addressing Violence against Women in the Context of the HIV Epidemic : A Programming Tool

The programming tool provides evidence-summaries for 16 programming approaches for preventing and responding to violence against women in the context of the HIV epidemic. The tool is aimed at policy-makers; managers of national HIV programmes from relevant line ministries; donors;national and international nongovernmental organizations and...


Responding to Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence against Women: Clinical and Policy Guidelines

These guidelines aim to provide evidence-based guidance to health-care providers on the appropriate responses to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women, including clinical interventions and emotional support. They also seek to raise awareness, among health-care providers and policy-makers, of violence against women, to better...


Essential Actions on Gender and AIDS

This pamphlet outlines a series of steps and processes for country-level stakeholders to accelerate and expand action on gender equality in order to strengthen national responses to AIDS. The Essential Actions pamphlet is drawn from the document Gender Guidance for National AIDS Responses, presented to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board in...


Gender Mainstreaming for Health Managers: A Practical Approach

The manual is a user-friendly guide aimed to raise awareness and develop skills on gender analysis and gender responsive planning in health sector activities. The Manual is conceptually structured to move from awareness to action throughout a three to four day workshop to reduce gender-based inequities in health. By the end of a workshop using this...


Guide to Mainstreaming Gender in Workplace Responses to HIV and AIDS

This tool is intended to provide guidance on mainstreaming gender in world of work-related initiatives addressing HIV. It is designed for a wide range of stakeholders, including governments, and employers' and workers' organizations.


HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health: Understanding and Claiming Rights

This workshop aims to provide participants with a basic understanding of sexual and reproductive rights and to enable them to identify rights violations in relation to reproductive health care. The particular focus is on violations related to HIV, but the material has proved to be very useful for a more general audience interested in sexual and...


Women-centered Curriculum: Addressing HIV Among Women and the Gender Dimensions of HIV in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Futures Group, Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1 The purpose of this Women's Workshop Curriculum is to support a sustainable HIV response in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region, centered on positive leadership, women's leadership, prevention, education, and mentorship, as well as gender equity and sensitivity. It is the first...


Compendium of Gender Equality and HIV Indicators

The purpose of this compendium is to provide program managers, organizations and policy makers indicators to better "know their HIV epidemic/know their response" from a gender perspective to strengthen national and subnational stakeholders' understanding of their HIV epidemic and response from a gender equality perspective; monitor progress towards...


It’s All One Curriculum: Guidelines and Activities for a Unified Approach to Sexuality, Gender, HIV, and Human Rights Education

The Population Council has created a two book set of guidelines and activities for a unified approach to sexuality, gender, HIV, and human rights education. In Book 1, GUIDELINES, you will find curriculum content that places gender issues and human rights at the heart of sex and HIV education. In Book 2, ACTIVITIES, you will find 54 activities that...


Mobilizing Religious Communities to Respond to Gender-based Violence and HIV: A Training Manual

This manual is designed to help trainers in conducting workshops for religious leaders and women leaders of faith on gender-based violence and HIV. Training is organized into four sessions and includes instruction for various activities to be included as part of the training. It is structured as a three day session. The objective of the training is...


Men-streaming Gender in Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV: A Toolkit for Policy Development and Advocacy

This toolkit has been prepared to help organizations create affirmative policies which promote the positive roles that men can play in improving their own sexual and reproductive health – and those of women and children. The toolkit explains why this is important and how to achieve it. It also highlights how engaging men in sexual and reproductive...


Gender and HIV/AIDS: Supporting Resources Collection

This resource pack aims to contribute to a better understanding of how incorporating gender awareness into approaches to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic greatly improves their chances of success. The collection features key texts which discuss different strategies that have been employed to combat the epidemic and provides recommendations for...


Community Treatment Literacy: Recognizing Gender Issues in Adhering to HIV Treatment

Structured as a three-day program, this workshop manual highlights how stigma, discrimination, and gender inequality impede effective HIV and AIDS care, treatment, and prevention efforts. It is designed for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) who are involved with a PLHIV network and who plan to engage in awareness-raising or support activities...


Women-Centered Curriculum: Addressing HIV Among Women and the Gender Dimension of HIV in the Middle East and North Africa Region

This publication is the third volume of the USAID Health Policy Initiative’s “Investing in MENA Series.” The purpose of the curriculum is to support a sustainable HIV response in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region, centered on positive leadership, women’s leadership, prevention, education, and mentorship, as well as gender equality and...


Family Planning, HIV/AIDS & STIs, and Gender Matrix: A Tool for Youth Reproductive Health Programming

This matrix aims to provide youth-serving organizations with a guide of topics on family planning, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and gender and segments them by age and marital status. It can assist technical experts, program managers, health providers, peer educators and others to determine what topics and interventions best fit...