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Agenda for Accelerated Country Action for Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV

This Operational Plan for the UNAIDS Action Framework was developed to respond to address gender inequalities that put women and girls at a greater risk of HIV. Recommendations on how to integrate the needs of women and girls are included in this document.


Guidelines for Integrating HIV and Gender-Related Issues into Environmental Assessment in Eastern and Southern Africa

In Africa, sustainable growth occurs through infrastructure development while protecting the environment and health, particularly HIV risks for women and girls. This guideline provides key responsibilities of stakeholders in the environmental assessment process to integrate HIV and gender as a key issue in sustainable development of eastern and...


Turning Gender and HIV Commitments into Action for Results: An Updated on the United Nations Interagency Activities on Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV

This brief is an update on the United Nations’ “Universal Access for Women and Now!” (UA NOW!) Initiative. UA Now! was developed to better understand key barriers and gaps in delivering access to care for women and girls. It involves participation of groups of women living with HIV, women’s groups, civil society organizations, government, academic...


Essential Actions on Gender and AIDS

This pamphlet outlines steps for national-level stakeholders to expand action on gender equality to strengthen the AIDS response. It provides six, distinct recommendations on how to do so for various stakeholders such as National AIDS Authorities, Civil Society, Donor Communities, and the UN System.


Keeping the Promise: An Agenda for Action on Women and AIDS

This report recognizes gender inequality as one of the principle drivers of HIV and critiques current responses as not adequately addressing eco-systemic factors that increase woman and girls’ vulnerabilities to HIV. It provides suggestions to secure women’s rights, invest more funds in HIV programs for women, and involve more women in government. ...


HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights and Health

The final report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law presents a coherent and compelling evidence base on human rights and legal issues relating to HIV. The report is based on the testimony of more than 700 people most affected by HIV-related legal environments from 140 countries, in addition to expert submissions and a large body of...


An Action Guide for Gender Equality in National HIV Plans Catalyzing Change through Evidence-based Advocacy

National governments must design policies that support gender-responsive HIV programs. ICRW developed and tested a replicable process through which countries could build and sustain gender-responsive national plans for a more effective HIV response. This publication describes how the process unfolded in two countries, Cambodia and Uganda, and...


Commission on the Status of Women Resolution 55th Session: Agreed Conclusions

The outcome of the Commission’s consideration of the priority theme takes the form of agreed conclusions, negotiated by all States. These identify gaps and challenges in the implementation of previous commitments. They also provide action-oriented recommendations for all States, relevant non-governmental bodies, mechanisms and entities of the UN...


Commission on the Status of Women Resolution 55th Session: Women, the Girl Child and HIV and AIDS

This publication is an unedited version of the resolution on HIV/AIDS adopted by the Commission on the Status of Women during the 55th session. This resolution reaffirms CSW commitments, raises concerns and identifies new goals regarding HIV/AIDS among women and girls.  


HIV Priorities for Positive Change: In Women's Words

In Women’s Words is a publication that summarizes the outcomes of a global virtual consultation for women and girls in preparation for the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS in 2011. The consultation engaged approximately 800 women and girls in over 95 countries and allowed them to share their priorities and visions for the future AIDS...


Progress of the World's Women: In Pursuit of Justice

This report recognizes progress worldwide, and calls on governments to take action to end the injustices that keep women poorer and less powerful than men. The report details how injustice, gender inequality, poverty, and violence against women fuel the HIV/AIDS epidemic among women.  


Linkages Between Gender, AIDS, and Development

Global health, development, and gender are now understood to be dynamic and interlinked components of U.S. foreign policy. Given the emerging policy and programmatic debates on how these three domains are to be integrated to bring the greatest returns, especially in improving the health and welfare of women and girls, the CSIS Global Health Policy...


Framework for Women, Girls and Gender Equality in National Strategic Plans on HIV and AIDS in Southern and Eastern Africa

ATHENA and the Gender Equality and HIV Prevention Project of the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) of the University of KwaZulu Natal have partnered to develop a Review of Women, Girls, and Gender Equality in National Strategic Plans on HIV and AIDS in Southern and Eastern Africa.  


Integrating Gender in Policy Implementation Barriers Analysis: A Methodology

This report outlines a methodology for integrating gender into the Policy Implementation Barriers Analysis (PIBA) activity which was designed to pilot a methodology and set of tools to identify key barriers to implementing programs under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The project integrated gender into the PIBA activity to...


What’s the Budget? Where's the Staff? Moving from Policy to Practice

This publication is the third report produced by the Women Won’t Wait Campaign aimed at holding institutions accountable for turning policy rhetoric into practice in response to the intersecting crisis of HIV and violence against women and girls. This publication analyses the policies, programming, and funding patterns of five agencies: UNAIDS, the...


Promoting Gender Equality in HIV and AIDS Responses: Making Aid More Effective

This report highlights the critical importance of ensuring that gender equality and women’s empowerment are central to the aid effectiveness agenda and attempts to identify the extent to which HIV funding is contributing to an environment that supports gender equality and promotes women’s rights. It includes an assessment of the effectiveness of...


Women, Girls & HIV/AIDS - Advocacy Note

This advocacy note aims to highlight the specific vulnerabilities and challenges women and girls face with respect to HIV/AIDS. It provides background on why women and girls remain vulnerable and answers the question 'What can be done?' by laying out a strategy for prevention, access and impact.  


With Women Worldwide: A Compact to End HIV/AIDS

"With Women Worldwide: A Compact to End HIV/AIDS" outlines concrete actions to make the global response to HIV/AIDS work for women, and is supported by 260 organizations from 50 countries.


U.S. Global AIDS Policy Undermining HIV Prevention

Funding for abstinence and faithfulness programs under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) increasingly replaced comprehensive HIV prevention in fiscal years 2004 and 2005, and the U.S. is sending fewer condoms abroad today than in 1990, according to two new analyses by the CHANGE. The analyses show that shifts in prevention...


Debunking The Myths in the U.S. Global AIDS

The U.S. Global AIDS Strategy outlines a series of priorities for action on prevention, treatment, care, and on funding mechanisms and other key issues as required by the authorizing legislation. This report provides analysis designed to evaluate the degree to which the U.S. Administration’s Strategy fulfills its own stated objectives and to...