Blog Describes PEPFAR’s New HIV-Related Gender Analysis Requirement

PEPFAR’s “Updated Gender Strategy begins with a notice of a new requirement, made prominent with upper-case letters, underlined and printed in red, not unlike a warning: ‘Note that there is a new PEPFAR requirement to undertake a gender analysis related to HIV at the country-level by March 2016.’ … The requirement lays out a formidable challenge with high-stakes goals, asking in-country inter-agency teams to identify gender-related issues that affect access to HIV-related resources and services and control over those resources, and bring about ‘differences in power among and between women and men, girls and boys’…,” according to the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog (Barton, 1/23).

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