*What's the Budget? Where's the Staff? Moving from Policy to Practice: * /The Women Won't Wait campaign's new report calls for substantial, predictable, and sustained funding and staff with the necessary gender expertise to operationalise policies at the country level and guarantee integrated health care to better fulfil the rights of all women and girls./ The *Women Won't Wait: End HIV and violence against women and girls. Now Campaign* launches /What's the Budget? Where's the Staff?: Moving from Policy to Practice, /the third in a series of reports calling for increased recognition of the intersection between violence against women and girls and HIV across policies, programmes and funding streams. The three-report series, starting with /Show us the Money/ in 2007 followed by /What Gets Measured Matters /in 2008, has monitored the work of five major public institutions in the context of HIV: * the two largest multilateral donors, the *Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria* (the *Global Fund*) and the *World Bank*; * two of the largest bilateral donors working to combat the HIV epidemic, the US Government's /*President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief*/*/ (/*/*PEPFAR*/*/)/* and UK Government's *Department for International Development (DFID);* and * the UN's global agenda-setting agency on HIV&AIDS, the United Nations Joint Programme on AIDS, *UNAIDS*. We take note of some of the distinct progress made by several of these institutions, particularly UNAIDS and the Global Fund and the US Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), which is responsible for managing the implementation of PEPFAR. In /What's the budget? Where's the staff?/, we see that these agencies are showing increased attention to this intersection in their policies, funding priorities and guidelines. Indeed, this renewed and more substantial attention paid to violence against women and HIV is evidence of the success of women's movements and women's rights advocates to date, including the Women Won't Wait Campaign. What remains to be seen, however, is how these policies will be transformed into practice. We are now at a juncture where the institutions lagging behind need to step up and devote the necessary resources (human and financial) to the development of policies that place violence against women and gender inequality at the centre of any HIV response. Moreover, policy-level recognition will be meaningless if it remains only on paper and is not transformed into concrete, measureable and resourced programming that advances women's human rights through an integrated, multi-sector approach to violence against women and HIV. -- .
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