12 Jan 2016

Gender assessment tool for national HIV and TB responses

UNAIDS and Stop TB Partnership D’arcy Richardson
UNAIDS and Stop TB Partnership
D’arcy Richardson
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Who it's for
Identifying the gender-related barriers to services
  • National stakeholders and partners such as the Ministry of Health or Gender and Development
What you'll learn
What's in the toolkit?
The HIV/TB Gender Assessment Tool can be used to inform national planning and budgeting for gender-responsive and gender-transformative TB and HIV responses. It provides step-by-step guidance to identify the gender-related barriers to services and specific needs of women, men, transgender people, and key and vulnerable populations in the context of HIV, TB, or HIV/TB co-infection.
Evidence to policy action
The participatory nature of the assessment process and the advocacy and communications guidance provided are designed to increase and reinforce political commitment, to strengthen civil society engagement and capacity, and to centre the experiences of key and vulnerable populations.
A womamn stands in Nepal holding a basket across her head.

Gender-related impediments may include stigma, discrimination, gender-based violence, harmful societal gender norms (such as gender imbalances and harmful definitions of masculinity or femininity), access to resources, and discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, age ethnicity, occupation, or marital status.

Key Takeaways
Preparing for the gender assessment of the national HIV/TB response
Preparing for the gender assessment of the national HIV/TB response
This stage provides strategic guidance for how to secure high-level national commitment by identifying and strategically engaging key decision-makers (step 1); establish a multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral gender assessment team (step 2); and develop a detailed gender assessment framework, including agreed-upon goals, guiding principles, and root concepts, as well as a stakeholder analysis and messaging strategy (step 3).
Knowing the national HIV and TB epidemics and contexts
Knowing the national HIV and TB epidemics and contexts
This stage (steps 7-9) provides guiding questions to examine the HIV and TB epidemic from a gender perspective, including collecting sex-disaggregated data on HIV and TB prevalence, incidence, and the behavioural context, as well as information on relevant social, cultural, economic, political, and legal factors.
Knowing the national HIV and TB responses
Knowing the national HIV and TB responses
This stage (steps 10-12) provides guiding questions to better understand national HIV, TB, and HIV-TB co-infection responses from a gender perspective.
Using the findings of the assessment for gender-transformative responses
Using the findings of the assessment for gender-transformative responses
This stage provides an analytical framework to use all of the information gathered to identify major gaps and opportunities and influence policy agendas. It also includes key steps for building a post-assessment advocacy and communications plan to drive the implementation of a strategy for gender-transformative or gender-responsive HIV and TB responses.
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