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Advancing global health and strengthening the HIV response in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals

The Commission explores key domains in global health with relevance to HIV and proposes ways forward for invigorated and sustainable global health effort, including meeting the needs of women in the HIV response.


Focus on Women and Girls

In this brief, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria shares their 2014-2016 Gender Equality Action Plan and how they plan to promote gender equality through their programs. It details different partnerships and programs they plan on engaging in to promote the rights of women and girls as well as reduce their predisposition to HIV...


Gender Equality and Key Populations: Results, Gaps, and Lessons from the Implementation of Strategies and Action Plans

This report presents the key findings of a Rapid Review conducted by the Global Fund on the main strategies and action plans on gender equality and key populations. The Global Fund's Strategy 2017-2022 are aligned with these recommendations to ensure their policies and procedures support programs that address gender inequalities.


Women and HIV in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Development Practitioner’s Guide

This guide was developed to inform public health practitioners working in the Asia-Pacific region to reduce HIV vulnerabilities, empower women, and address the gender-based injustices which fuel the spread of HIV. It uses examples and region-specific evidence to provide suggestions for policy and programs. Topics such as prevention, education,...


Children and Pregnant Women Living with HIV

This report shares the top-line data of pregnant women and children living with HIV, along with the importance of understanding the underlying causes of infection. It also provides concrete steps and actions to close the gap by providing testing, prevention, treatment, and support to women and children vulnerable to or living with HIV.


Gender Equality, HIV and Education

This booklet presents new thinking and emerging research alongside a series of case studies and examples of new and time-tested programmes on the issues of gender equality, HIV and education and the interrelation between them. It includes discussion papers, which explore issues and emerging evidence in greater depth, as well as case study examples...


Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Experience-based Proposals for Achieving Long Overdue Goals in Maternal and Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS

This thematic paper criticizes the continuing tendency of development partners and governments to address the MDGs – particularly MDGs 3, 5 and 6 – as separate entities requiring distinct interventions. The paper cites evidence showing that integrating sexual and reproductive health with human rights is the most effective way to address and fulfill...


Health Priorities post-2015: What is the Priority Health Agenda for the 15 years after 2015?

The ICPD High-Level Task Force makes the case that the empowerment of women and girls and gender equality, the human rights and empowerment of adolescents and youth, as well as sexual and reproductive health and rights, should be reflected in the post-2015 agenda as core elements of development objectives. The ICPD argues that enabling the...


Globalization and Women’s Vulnerabilities to HIV and AIDS

This is the second Issues Paper of a series produced by UNESCO’s Division for Gender Equality in the Office of the Director General. This Issue Paper covers the limitations of common frameworks, impacts of Structural Adjustment Programmes on women in the context of the HIV pandemic, effects of the agreement on TRIPS on women and their access to HIV...


Can Economic Empowerment Reduce Vulnerability of Girls and Young Women to HIV?

This report is a synthesis of the key insights, questions, challenges and recommendations that emerged from a meeting held to explore emerging insights into the linkages between economic empowerment and HIV outcomes for girls and your women. It addresses two key questions: 1) What are the links between economic status and HIV vulnerability of girls...


The Impact of AIDS

The report considers the broader impact of HIV/AIDS on development by reviewing the impact of AIDS on households, firms, agriculture, health, education and the macro-economy. Specifically, the report documents the wide-ranging impacts of HIV/AIDS: on population size and growth and national mortality levels; on families and households; agricultural...


State of World Population 2005

This document focuses on gender equality and reproductive health in the process of realizing the Millennium Development Goals. Chapters include: Strategic Investments, The Equality Dividend; The Promise of Human Rights; Reproductive Health: A Measure of Equity, including information on the feminization of HIV/AIDS; The Unmapped Journey: Adolescents...


Gender, HIV/AIDS and Development Bibliography

This document compiles key online resources that describe the current understanding of, and responses to, the effects of gender on HIV/AIDS at the international level. Resources were selected to provide a balanced approach that addresses both men's and women's concerns, vulnerabilities, challenges, and responses to gender and HIV/AIDS issues. A...


The World Bank's Global HIV/AIDS Program of Action

This Program of Action describes the steps the World Bank will take over the coming three years to strengthen the Bank's response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic at country, regional, and global levels, through lending, grants, analysis, technical support and policy dialogue. The scope of this Program of Action is Bank-wide and global, drawing on and...


Gender and HIV/AIDS: Guidelines for Integrating a Gender Focus into NGO Work on HIV/AIDS

The first step for agencies planning to undertake work on HIV/AIDS in the community must be to train staff to enable them to work more sensitively and effectively at the community level. This guide provides a framework for analysis to help identify links and facilitate discussions. The Gender Analysis Matrix, Social Relations Framework and...