“When you deprive people of their right to live in dignity, to hope for a better future, to have control over their lives, when you derive them of that choice, then you expect them to fight for these rights.”
~ Queen Rania Al Abudllah of Jordan
The work of the Communities is firmly rooted and committed towards the advancement of human rights. Human-rights related barriers remain major obstacles to the uptake, implementation, delivery of and access to lifesaving HIV, TB and malaria services and treatment.
Through efforts by communities and civil society, including the Communities Delegation, Human Rights was introduced as a core objective of the Global Fund 2012 – 2016 Strategy: Investing for Impact and adopted at the 25th Global Fund Board Meeting, However, during the five years of its implementation, the Global Fund Board struggled to define an effective methodology for monitoring and evaluating its successes against this objective.
The Global Fund partnership has committed to integrate human rights principles – participation, equity, accountability, and transparency – throughout the grant cycle, and the Global Fund Strategy 2017 – 2022: Investing to End Epidemics is meant to strengthen the Global Fund’s commitment to investing in programmes that address human rights- and gender-related barriers.
The following are resources available for more information on Human Rights and the Global Fund:
- Global Fund Webpage on Human Rights
- I Speak Out Now! Campaign Website by the Office of the Inspector General
- Global Fund Fact Sheet (published December 2015) – Focus on Human Rights
- The Global Fund Human Rights Complaints Procedure – عربي, English, Español, Français, Русский
- Open Society Foundations Report – Human Rights and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
- World Health Organisation Bulletin – Reaching vulnerable populations: Lessons from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
- UNAIDS Guidance Document – Fast-Track and human rights
- Global Fund Technical Brief – HIV, Human Rights and Gender-Equality
- Global Fund Guidance Brief (published April 2017) – Human Rights and Gender Programming in Challenging Operating Environments (COEs)
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Repost: APCOM Report finds involvement of Indonesia’s MSM and Transgender Community in the Global Fund New Funding Model need to be strengthened
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Summary: Joint Communities and Civil Society Pre-17th SIIC/FOPC Meeting and outcomes of the 17th SIIC Meeting
Members of the Communities, Developed Country NGO and Developing Country NGO Delegations met on the 6th and 7th March in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss and strategise on the key issues on the 17th Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee (SIIC) and 17th Finance and...read more
The Communities Delegation held its annual on the 28th February to 1st March 2016 at the Monarch Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. An induction was held on the 27th February for new members of the Delegation. The annual retreat was organised by the Communities Delegation to...read more
The Communities Delegation attended the 19th Global Fund Board Meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland from 5th – 6th May 2009. This Board Meeting is the first after the termination of the Administrative Services Agreement with the World Health Organisation (WHO),...read more