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Overview of USAID ADS Requirements and USG HIV/AIDS Legislation Overview of USAID ADS Requirements and USG HIV/AIDS Legislation IGWG TOT November 3 –

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2 Overview of USAID ADS Requirements and USG HIV/AIDS Legislation Overview of USAID ADS Requirements and USG HIV/AIDS Legislation IGWG TOT November 3 – 5, 2004

3 * Through attention to gender issues, our development assistance programs will be more equitable, more effective and – ultimately– more sustainable. ~USAID Gender Plan of Action, 1996 USAID, Gender, & Development

4 A DS Requirements, Jan 2003 Mission Strategic Planning ADS 201.3.7.1: Statement of Strategic Objective ADS 201.3.8.4: Gender Analysis How will gender relations affect the achievement of sustainable results? How will proposed results affect the relative status of men and women? ADS 201.3.12.6 Activity Design Are women and men involved or affected differently by the context or work to be undertaken? If so, would this difference be an important factor in managing sustainable program impact?

5 ADS Requirements, Jan 2003 ADS 201.3.12.15 Activity Approval Outline the most significant gender issues that need to be considered during implementation, and describe expected outcomes. If the Operating Unit determines that there are no significant gender issues, provide a brief rationale to that effect ADS 203.3.4.3: Reflecting Gender Considerations in Performance Indicators Gender sensitive indicators Sex-disaggregated data ADS 302.5.14: Incorporating Gender Considerations into evaluation criteria for competitive solicitations

6 Illustrative Examples of Gender Evaluation Criteria For Institutional Capacity: l l Commitment to gender in previous contracts, cooperative agreements, or grants l l Gender-equitable policies and mission statements l l Publications on gender issues For Staff Qualifications: l Key personnel with demonstrated sectoral and gender analysis skills l Position descriptions that require gender expertise, especially for leadership positions For Program Implementation and Evaluation: Gender research, analyses, or assessments, and consultations with womens advocacy groups Gender equitable consultation and participation in all phases of activities Gender considerations in activity design, training, and procurement actions Sex-disaggregated data for indicators and targets

7 Annual Report Guidance Issued Sept 2003 (FY 2004) 1. Program Performance Summary Guidance Annex III: Program Performance Summary Checklist - What are the gender implications of the program and how does the program address gender disparities? 2. SO Level Narrative Guidance Annex VII:SO Level Narrative Guidance Annex VII: SO Level Narrative - What gender factors are critical to the achievement of the SO? - How does the program mainstream gender? - How will gender biases, where applicable, be improved.

8 Requirements in HIV/AIDS Legislation Meet the unique needs of women, including the empowerment of women in interpersonal situations, young people and children, including those orphaned by HIV/AIDS and those who are victims of sex trade, rape, sexual abuse, assault and exploitation (Act, Title I, Section 101, (b) (3) (E)) Meet the unique needs of women, including the empowerment of women in interpersonal situations, young people and children, including those orphaned by HIV/AIDS and those who are victims of sex trade, rape, sexual abuse, assault and exploitation (Act, Title I, Section 101, (b) (3) (E)) Encourage men to be responsible in their sexual behavior, child rearing, and to respect women including the reduction of sexual violence and coercion (Act, Title I, Section 101, (b) (3) (F)) Encourage men to be responsible in their sexual behavior, child rearing, and to respect women including the reduction of sexual violence and coercion (Act, Title I, Section 101, (b) (3) (F)) Increase womens access to employment opportunities, income, productive resources, and microfinance programs (Act, Title I, Section 101, (b) (3) (G)) Increase womens access to employment opportunities, income, productive resources, and microfinance programs (Act, Title I, Section 101, (b) (3) (G)) Programs that are specifically targeted at women and girls to educate them about the spread of HIV/AIDS. (Act, Title I, Section 101, (b) (3) (R)) Programs that are specifically targeted at women and girls to educate them about the spread of HIV/AIDS. (Act, Title I, Section 101, (b) (3) (R)) Ensure the importance of inheritance rights of women, particularly women in African countries, due to exponential growth in the number of young widows, orphaned girls, and grandmothers becoming head of households… (Act, Section 314 (b) (4)) Ensure the importance of inheritance rights of women, particularly women in African countries, due to exponential growth in the number of young widows, orphaned girls, and grandmothers becoming head of households… (Act, Section 314 (b) (4))

9 USG Global Five-year HIV/AIDS Strategy Recognizes gender inequality as driving HIV and contributing to devastation of HIV/AIDS Recognizes gender inequality as driving HIV and contributing to devastation of HIV/AIDS Calls for efforts to target men with messages that challenge norms about masculinity Calls for efforts to target men with messages that challenge norms about masculinity Calls for efforts to mitigate and reduce violence Calls for efforts to mitigate and reduce violence Gaps - especially in the areas of treatment and care Gaps - especially in the areas of treatment and care


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