Page 3 of 3An Analysis of the Gender Policies of the Three Major AIDS Financing Institutions – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the World Bank and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
This working paper presents an overview of policies and programmes related to gender and AIDS at the The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), the World Bank and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This work was undertaken in an effort to better understand the different approaches being taken by each institution to strengthen gender–related programming within the response to AIDS, and to explore the implications for programming. In particular, the paper explores how to bring about greater coordination and harmonization to ensure coherence in approach at both global and country levels.
UNAIDS Policy Brief – HIV, food security and nutrition
UNAIDS, WFP, WHO
This policy, developed by UNAIDS in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP) and World Health Organization (WHO), provides guidance for governments, civil society and other partners on how to address food and nutrition concerns in the context of HIV, keeping in mind the commitment made by all UN member states through the Millennium Development Goals both to reduce chronic hunger and halt and reverse the spread of HIV by 2015.
Safe, Voluntary, Informed Male Circumcision and Comprehensive HIV Prevention – Programming Guidance for decision–makers on human rights, ethical and legal consideration
Given that it reduces a man's risk of acquisition of HIV through penile–vaginal intercourse, male circumcision provides an opportunity to reinforce HIV prevention efforts and thereby promote human rights. A human rights–based approach to introducing or expanding male circumcision services requires measures to ensure that the procedure can be carried out safely, under conditions of informed consent, and without discrimination.
Second Guidance Paper – Joint UN programmes and teams on AIDS
Practical guidelines on implementing effective and sustainable joint teams and programmes of support.
HIV Terminology Guide
This list of UNAIDS’ preferred terminology has been developed for use by staff members, colleagues in the Programme’s ten cosponsoring organizations, and other partners working in the global response to HIV. Language shapes beliefs and may influence behaviours. Considered use of appropriate language has the power to strengthen the response. UNAIDS is pleased to make this list of preferred terminology freely available. It is a living, evolving document reviewed regularly.
Reducing HIV Stigma and Discrimination – a critical part of national AIDS programmes
Reducing HIV Stigma and Discrimination: a critical part of national AIDS programmes – outlines strategies and programmes for overcoming stigma and discrimination, which are recognised as major obstacles to achieving Universal Access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support by 2010. It is designed to be used by national AIDS programme staff, civil society groups, media, development partners, UN staff, and national human rights institutions, and includes an overview of 25 successful national and regional programmes to address stigma and discrimination.
Climate Change and HIV
Climate change is currently one of the most highly publicised and discussed international issues. What makes makes this issue especially challenging is that its future impacts on the earth, society and health are still largely unknown. Some organisations have already begun to look into the impact of climate change and health. Below you will find a few documents on the subject.
Fact sheet for COP – Fact sheet from the Global Unions on Climate Change & HIV/AIDS
climate change & AIDS – WHO Publication: Climate Change and Human Health – Risks and Responses
Face of Global Sex 2008
Sex Education in helping individuals make informed choices about their sexual health. The study reveals that there are distinct differences in where respondents go for information about sexual issues, depending on their socio–demographic circumstances.
Face of Global Sex 2008 – final