Engendering universal health coverage

Engendering universal health coverage

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Working towards a gender transformative UHC agenda for people most affected by HIV

 

The PITCH programme has supported many partners to advocate for universal health coverage (UHC) as critical for affirming the inclusion of key populations and adolescent girls and young women. For advocacy on UHC to be successful it must address the root causes of exclusion and discrimination, not only in the change we are seeking but also in the process of advocating for that change. A gender transformative approach means working to challenge and subvert the norms that have caused the marginalisation of women and girls in all their diversity and people with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity/ expression or sex characteristics (SOGIESC) who are most affected by HIV. It also means working to ensure the change can be longer-term and more sustainable.

This brief is intended to support ongoing work towards gender transformation in UHC advocacy by HIV activists and advocates at the national and sub-national level. It also highlights some examples of promising practice and recommendations for the development and strengthening of this important work. This is to ensure that national governments commit to addressing gender inequality as a root cause of the disproportionate burden of HIV, and denial of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for adolescent girls and young women, sex workers, men who have sex with men, and trans* women, among others.

Engendering universal health coverage

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