What is HER Voice?
HER Voice is the result of various consultations with women organizations and women’s funds citing challenges faced, particularly by young women, while engaging in relevant policy and program design processes that directly affect their lives.
Through its “Community Rights and Gender Strategic Initiative”, the Global Fund has invested USD500,000 in HER Voice to support the meaningful engagement of adolescent girls and young women in national AGYW and youth related policy and program processes supported by or linked to the Global Fund, for an initial period of 12 months.
HER Voice believes that to respond adequately to the needs of adolescent girls and young women, their voices and ideas must be heard. They must have the opportunity to shape policies and programs that affect them. HER Voice will collaborate with and compliment other initiatives geared towards strengthening quality of interventions targeting adolescent girls and young women.
The HER Voice Fund is jointly managed and administered by SHRH Africa Trust (SAT) and Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS Service Organizations (EANNASO).
Why HER Voice?
HER Voice is based on the principle that adolescent girls and young women have a vital role to play in driving and shaping the HIV response. Their experiences and needs must be central to policy making, program design and implementation.
In this sense, HER Voice will support adolescent girls and young women through provision of small grants to community-based groups to overcome logistical, administrative and language barriers to participation in country processes and programs related to Global Fund investments as well as national policy-making, strategy development or programs monitoring or review processes relevant for adolescent and young women’s health