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Can HIV/AIDS Donors be the Lead "Gender Bender" of Global Development? (Huffington Post)

June 30, 2009

The Huffington Post publishes a blog post by Nandini Oomman, the director of CGD's HIV/AIDS Monitor on gender inequality and AIDS funding.

From the article:

"The current economic crisis is forcing HIV/AIDS donors to do more with less. Taking on gender inequality in more than a token way to improve efficiency and effectiveness is a no brainer. The current U.S. administration has made women and girls a high priority so PEPFAR has all the political backing it needs, and multi-lateral donors like the Global Fund and the World Bank also have full support from their boards of directors. The powerful combination of budget squeeze and political commitment creates an opportunity for three of the largest HIV/AIDS donors to become the lead "gender bender" in global development; that is, to support development programs that transform the lives of women and girls, and thus the societies in which they live."

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