Promoting Gender Equality and Human Rights Sensitive Policy Environment in the Nigerian HIV/AIDS National Response
The overall aim of the initiative, funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) through the Nigerian AIDS Responsive Fund (NARF), was to promote the emergence of a coherent policy environment for the achievement of the gender responsive and human rights-based targets of the National Strategic Framework on HIV and AIDS.
UNIFEM provided leadership and coordination in bringing together the Gender Technical Committee (GTC) of NACA, networks of women living with HIV and human rights advocates to identify policy gaps in terms of gender inequality, and through well coordinated capacity building of key stakeholders including NACA and the GTC, and sustained advocacy, to promote policy reforms.
The project was aimed at improving the health of Nigerian women and men, girls and boys through the control of the spread of HIV/AIDS and the provision of sustainable equitable care and support of those infected and affected by the disease. It was also designed to contribute to reversing the spread of HIV and AIDS amongst women and girls