UN Women Spending by Strategy Result Area in 2020 (Core and Non-Core Expenditure and Encumbrances)

Total:   $ 12 537 306

 

 

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), responds to HIV through transforming unequal power relations between women and men and influencing the governance of the HIV response to:

  • ensure national HIV policies, strategies, budgets and monitoring and evaluation frameworks are informed by sex- and age-disaggregated data and gender analysis.
  • support the leadership of women and girls in all their diversity, living with and affected by HIV, to meaningfully engage in decision-making at all levels.
  • scale up what works to tackle the root causes of gender inequality, including by mainstreaming HIV in efforts to end violence against women, promote women’s economic and legal empowerment, and eliminate stigma and discrimination that deter women from seeking and accessing life-saving HIV services.

In 2012, UN Women became the eleventh cosponsor of UNAIDS, an important step towards ensuring that gender equality is at the heart of global action on HIV. UN Women’s strategies approach to HIV include providing technical and financial support to Member States and women’s organizations. Both the UNAIDS Strategy 2016–2021 and the new Global AIDS strategy 2021–2026, acknowledge SDG 5 as central to the HIV response and to ensuring that women and girls meaningfully engage and are empowered to prevent HIV and mitigate its impact.

In 2020, with UN Women’s support, 13 AIDS coordinating bodies increased their knowledge and understanding of the gender dimensions of the HIV epidemic and implemented gender-responsive actions. Moreover, UN Women promoted the leadership and empowerment of women living with HIV across 34 countries and more than 28 000 women living with HIV benefited directly. This support not only resulted in increased advocacy skills,opportunities andexpanded access to decision-making spaces, but also improved uptake of HIV treatment and care services and increased livelihood support. Furthermore, UN Women scaled up evidence-based interventions to transform unequal gender norms across 15 countries, supporting the prevention of violence against women, as well as enhancing women and men’s access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care services, and reducing gender-based stigma and discrimination.

Find more details in the organizational report.