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Gender inequalities drive the HIV epidemic, increase the burdens of the disease on women and girls, and hinder the effectiveness of the fight against HIV and AIDS. In this analysis, CGD’s HIV/AIDS Monitor argues that despite well-meaning global strategies and policies, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the World Bank’s Africa Multi-Country AIDS Program have not yet been able to turn them into systematic programming that addresses the needs of women and girls.
The authors urge the programs to make a systematic response to gender inequality in HIV/AIDS programs. They recommend that donors, country governments, and relevant stakeholders participate in knowledge sharing and together support a comprehensive national gender analysis. The report also makes the following donor-specific recommendations:
Read the HIV/AIDS Monitor background paper on the three donors' global-level committments to and strategies for gender-related programs