Regional 'Platforms' proving vital to Global Fund’s community, rights and gender strategic initiative
The Global Fund’s six regional Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) platforms came together at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) to host the Global Fund Community Zone in the Global Village.
In April 2015, the Global Fund’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) launched a human rights complaints mechanism through which anybody can report human rights violations in the context of a Global Fund-supported program. However, in over three years, not a single complaint has been received via the mechanism. A year after the mechanism went live, the Fund began wondering why.
A two-day meeting attended by civil society and community advocates, the Global Fund, technical partners and state representatives has equipped participants to more meaningfully engage in the implementation of Global Fund grants in the African region.
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.