Summary Report: Strengthening Gender Programming in PEPFAR- Technical Exchange of Best Practices, Program Models, and Resources
The PEPFAR gender technical exchange, convened by the PEPFAR Gender Technical Working Group in collaboration with AIDSTAR-One, aimed to support the expansion of gender integration into PEPFAR programs. In response to the call for improved gender integration and mainstreaming, and through the Gender Challenge Fund and Gender-Based Violence Initiative, PEPFAR country teams are expanding their gender programming within HIV prevention, care, and treatment portfolios. As investments in addressing gender inequality expand, country teams requested an opportunity to come together for a technical update on gender and HIV within the context of PEPFAR, share successes and challenges in implementation, and build capacity to better plan and manage a strategic gender program portfolio. In response to this request, the PEPFAR Gender Technical Working Group and AIDSTAR-One held this PEPFAR gender technical exchange; this report provides highlights and themes from that exchange.