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An intention of many programmes is to implement gender-transformative approaches. Their organizers recognize that women and girls are most impacted by HIV and addressing gender inequality, harmful gender norms, and gender-based violence is key to addressing poverty and building resilience. However, they do not know where to start or, if they do, they manage to be gender aware and sensitive, but not transformative.

This session will provide practical guidance on how to integrate gender transformative considerations into HIV programmes. It will use scenarios to highlight the intersecting challenges and barriers women and girls in their diversity face to access HIV prevention, treatment and care and achieve their sexual and reproductive health and rights. It will demonstrate how to conduct a gender analysis and utilize findings to strengthen programming, and provide examples of intervention strategies and promising practices.

Susana Fried, Yale University, United States
Good practices to gain a better understanding on what we mean by gender transformation and how to move forward towards gender transformative programming in HIV and TB work
Luisa Orza, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, United Kingdom
Ravi Verma, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), India
Plenary discussion with reflections from participants
Closing remarks
Susana Fried, Yale University, United States