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Investing in sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls to reach HIV and UHC goals

Huge gaps in access to basic sexual and reproductive health services, pose serious challenges to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030. These gaps in access are heightened by reduced financing for international development and highlight the importance and urgency of strengthening linkages between HIV and sexual and reproductive health...


#WhatWomenWant: A Toolkit for Putting Accountability into Action

This toolkit provides a framework to put women and girls at the center and bring a feminist, gender transformative lens across policy development, programme implementation, research, strategies and initiatives.


A Woman and Girl-Centered Approach to Health and Gender Equity

This webpage explains how PEPFAR integrates gender equitable practices throughout all of their activities and partners with countries to do the same. They do so through influencing policy chance, raising awareness of harmful gender norms, supporting data collection, responding to gender-based violence, and partnering with other organizations...


Gender Responsive Budgeting and Women's Reproductive Rights: A Resource Pack

The Gender Responsive Budgeting Resource Pack provides knowledge to facilitate gender-responsive approaches into reproductive health and other national policies to support gender equality. There are briefs on various issues in this resource pack, including an introduction to gender responsive budgeting and how it links to key reproductive health...


Review Paper: Integrating Gender into HIV/AIDS Programmes

In this review, the two main topics discussed are the impact of gender on the HIV/AIDS epidemic and how to integrate gender into HIV/AIDS programs and policies. In the first section, there are detailed descriptions of sociocultural factors that define femininity and masculinity, economic factors that subordinate women, and additional...


Gender Matters: Overcoming Gender-Related Barriers to Prevent New HIV Infections Among Children and Keep their Mothers Alive

This report discusses the need for women, particularly pregnant women, and children living with HIV to be receive adequate medical care and for there to be increased HIV prevention services for women in high-burden countries. In this paper, there is a strong focus on gender barriers women face in preventing or treating HIV such as: stigma against...


Global Fund Gender Equality Strategy

The Global Fund is a financing institution which supports countries to incorporate gender dimensions of HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria into their strategic plans, policies, and programs. The Gender Equality Strategy report explores how the Global Fund can continue to support gender equality and strengthening of responses to women and girls....


Strategic Actions for Gender Equality

This resource provides several diagrams explaining what the Global Fund’s Strategic Actions are and how they will be used to invest in adolescent girls and young women along with gender and age-related disparities found in HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. 


Gender Equality Action Plan

This 2014-16 Action Plan to engage in Gender Equality Strategy focuses on high-impact, gender responsive investments to prevent new infections and treat existing ones. The plan includes their objective-wise, logical framework to ensure all activities of the Global Fund integrate gender equitable partnerships, policies, and practices. 


Sex, Rights, and the Law in a World with AIDS

This paper results from a meeting held by several organizations to explore more effective long-term responses to end AIDS, particularly from a gender-transformative and human rights-based approach. It provides frameworks and recommendations to encourage gender-equitable laws and practices such as decriminalizing HIV status and sex work, increasing...


Focus on Gender Equality

The Global Fund’s commitment to addressing gender inequality in their HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria responses are highlighted in this 2-page brief.


Gender Inequality and HIV

This webpage provides a comprehensive understanding of how gender inequalities are linked to increased HIV vulnerabilities. It discusses many different aspects of inequality in relation to HIV, including violence, social norms, education, legislation, poverty and more. It also provides information on what global-level commitments exist to combat...


Implementing Multiple Gender Strategies to Improve HIV and AIDS Interventions: A Compendium of Programs in Africa

This report brings together many expert organizations in the fields of gender and HIV to explain how gender roles strongly influence the spread of HIV and how important it is to use multi-level approaches to create effective programs. To give examples of existing programs that do so, a collation of 31 HIV programs were described, all having gender...


Women and HIV/AIDS: Confronting the Crisis

This report serves as a call for action to address gender inequality, poverty, and HIV/AIDS among women. It highlights the efforts of UNAIDS to create programs that mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS for women and girls worldwide. This report contains detailed responses on how to confront HIV in respect to prevention, treatment, education, women’s...


Roadmap on Mainstreaming Gender into National HIV Strategies and Plans

This resource is designed to assist governments, civil society and other HIV actors to address multi-dimensional gender and human rights issues in their national HIV efforts and support increased capacity to achieve gender equality results. It provides an explanation of why a gender-transformative approach is vital to curbing and reversing the...


Integrating PEPFAR Gender Strategies into HIV Programs for Most-At-Risk Populations

While there is emerging literature on the gender-related needs of MARPs, how programs are addressing these needs or integrating gender strategies into their activities is not well documented or disseminated. AIDSTAR-One developed nine case studies that expand on a former technical brief, providing an in-depth look at HIV programs working with and...


Making Gender a Global Health Priority

The world faces enormous challenges in the global health arena, many of which have a disproportionate impact on women and girls. Many key global health priorities revolve in fundamental ways around the gender-related barriers that women and girls face in accessing health-related information, services, and resources, all of which increase their...


Integrating Gender into HIV/AIDS Programmes in the Health Sector

This tool helps programme managers and health-care providers in the public and private sectors integrate gender into HIV/AIDS programmes they wish to set up, implement and evaluate so they are more responsive to women's needs. It suggests practical actions to address key gender issues in four service delivery areas: 1. HIV testing and counseling; 2...


Gender and HIV/AIDS: Overview Report

This report analyzes why and how HIV/AIDS is now disproportionately affecting women, as individuals and in their roles as mothers and care-givers. It also explores new gender sensitive approaches to fighting HIV/AIDS and suggests that in order to be effective, it is necessary to deal with the inequality that both drive and are entrenched in the...


Operational Plan for the Action Framework for Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV

The Action Framework (2009) was developed in response to the pressing need to address the persistent gender inequality and human rights violations that put women and girls at greater risk and vulnerability to HIV, and threaten the gains that have been made in preventing HIV transmission and increasing access to anti-retroviral treatment.