The Global Fund Strategy in Relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities (SOGI)

Published: May 5, 2009

At the Eighteenth Board Meeting, the Board endorsed the Gender Equality Strategy, which outlines strategic directions that the Global Fund will adopt to ensure gender equitable responses to AIDS, TB and malaria.
 
The Global Fund Strategy in relation to SOGI notes that men who have sex with men (MSM), transgenders, and female, male, and transgender sex workers face challenges in being able to access or benefit from Global Fund grants. They have limited access to decision-making bodies of the Global Fund, face social and structural barriers to the realisation of their health and rights.
 
The SOGI Strategy outlines concrete actions that the Global Fund, as a major international funding entity working to addressing challenges of health from frameworks of evidence, human rights, and measurable outcomes, can take to address the vulnerabilities and needs of MSM, transgenders, and sex workers in the fight against the three diseases.
 
The intent of this Strategy is to augment and reinforce the efforts of the Global Fund in realizing outcomes and impact against the three diseases, recognizing the vulnerabilities of MSM, transgenders, and sex workers and recognizing the imperatives to minimize harm. Therefore actions are recommended that can be implemented in ways that are gradual, careful, built upon current positive efforts.

At the Eighteenth Board Meeting, the Board endorsed the Gender Equality Strategy, which outlines strategic directions that the Global Fund will adopt to ensure gender equitable responses to AIDS, TB and malaria.

The Global Fund Strategy in relation to SOGI notes that men who have sex with men (MSM), transgenders, and female, male, and transgender sex workers face challenges in being able to access or benefit from Global Fund grants. They have limited access to decision-making bodies of the Global Fund, face social and structural barriers to the realisation of their health and rights.

The SOGI Strategy outlines concrete actions that the Global Fund, as a major international funding entity working to addressing challenges of health from frameworks of evidence, human rights, and measurable outcomes, can take to address the vulnerabilities and needs of MSM, transgenders, and sex workers in the fight against the three diseases.

The intent of this Strategy is to augment and reinforce the efforts of the Global Fund in realizing outcomes and impact against the three diseases, recognizing the vulnerabilities of MSM, transgenders, and sex workers and recognizing the imperatives to minimize harm. Therefore actions are recommended that can be implemented in ways that are gradual, careful, built upon current positive efforts.
 

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