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Requests UNAIDS, Member States and civil society to promote and facilitate better linkages between HIV, gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights within the Post-2015 global development agenda, together with governments, women and girls living with HIV, women from key populations, women’s health and rights organizations and other relevant stakeholders, to achieve improved health outcomes and uphold the human rights of women and girls in all their diversity;
Further requests UNAIDS to ensure that future guidance and documentation related to the strategic investment approach, including the suite of tools being developed for country use, has integrated gender equality as a cross-cutting issue;
Requests UNAIDS and Member States to support countries to promote access to sustained funding for women, girls, gender equality and HIV, as well as funding for networks of Women Living with HIV, women’s rights and health organisations, women from key populations and other civil society partners working towards gender transformative HIV responses, from a variety of sources, including through the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework; and other mechanisms such as the Global Fund, as part of shared responsibility and strategic investment;
Welcomes UNAIDS’ efforts to strengthen collaboration with networks of Women Living with HIV, women from key populations3, women’s rights and health organizations and groups of men and boys working for gender equality, and requests UNAIDS to work with governments to ensure that women, adolescent women and girls in all their diversity are meaningfully engaged in all stages of planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of HIV responses and related issues;
Further requests UNAIDS Secretariat and Cosponsors to implement the recommendations of the Mid-Term Review, including through reprogramming and reallocation of funds within the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework; and through joint mobilization of additional resources, and ensure that the results are substantively reported, in particular on C3 and C4, through the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework;
Urges UNAIDS, in collaboration with Governments and partners, to improve disaggregated data collection, in particular by sex and age, analysis and use; to more effectively measure progress towards a gender transformative approach to the HIV response;
Requests UNAIDS, in collaboration with Governments and relevant partners, to increase coordinated support to countries to assess HIV responses from a gender equality perspective with a view to inform planning, costing, budgeting and implementation of a gender transformative HIV response2, with the aim of full implementation of the UNAIDS Agenda for Women and Girls;