Steady progress on human rights and gender activities in the Global Fund’s Strategy, but there have been delays
Generally speaking, work to implement the third objective of the Global Fund Strategy 2017-2022 – to promote and protect human rights and gender equality – is making steady progress, although the majority of the sub-objectives have experienced what the Global Fund calls “minor issues and delays.” These issues can be attributed in part to a lack of resources and insufficient internal capacity on human rights issues.
Six Regional Platforms for Communication and Coordination begin work as part of the Global Fund’s CRG Strategic Initiative
Amérique latine et Caraïbes : présentation des résultats d’études sur l’assistance technique du Fonds mondial à la réunion « de clôture » organisée par l’hôte de la Plateforme régionale
Le Centre régional d’assistance technique (CRAT), qui héberge la Plateforme régionale de communication et de coordination d’Amérique latine et des Caraïbes dans le cadre de l’Initiative Communautés, droits et genre du Fonds mondial, a organisé les 2 et 3 mai 2017 à Bogota (Colombie) une réunion « de clôture ».
Results of studies on Global Fund TA presented at “closing” meeting organized by the host of the LAC Regional Platform
On 2-3 May 2017, the Regional Center for Technical Assistance (CRAT in its Spanish acronym), which is the host of the Regional Communication and Coordination Platform in Latin America and the Caribbean under the Global Fund’s Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) Initiative, organized a two-day “closing” meeting in Bogota, Colombia.
The Regional Center for Technical Assistance (CRAT in its Spanish acronym) has developed a strategy to support civil society organizations (CSOs) and community groups in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to plan for sustainability of their outreach strategies to control HIV, TB and malaria. CRAT is the host of the regional communication and coordination platform under the Global Fund’s Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) Initiative.
An independent review of the engagement of civil society organizations (CSOs) and key populations in processes related to the Global Fund’s funding model has found significant lapses in inclusion.
Civil society survey finds three-quarters of respondents have accessed Global Fund technical assistance
In a recent survey of 54 representatives from African civil society organizations and community groups, 76% reported previously accessing technical assistance (TA) to support their engagement in Global Fund processes.
For the first time, gender equality is included as a top-line strategic objective in the Global Fund’s Strategy (2017-2022). HIV prevention among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in sub-Saharan Africa will be a strong focus for the Global Fund in the coming funding cycle (2017-2019).
Board approves $15 million for continuation of strategic investments in community, rights and gender over 2017-2019
The Global Fund will invest $15 million over the next three years (2017-2019) to bolster community responses, human rights and gender equality in its grants.