More about the HER Voice Fund
The HER Voice Fund offers small grants to organisations in 13 priority countries (Botswana, Cameroon, Eswatini, Lesotho, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Zambia) where the Global Fund is investing to contribute to the reduction of HIV incidence among AGYW. The grants are to amplify the voices and priorities of AGYW to inform decisions that affect their lives.
The grants are awarded to organisations working with, and supporting the participation of, AGYW in national level advocacy and policy processes related to policy or legal reforms relevant for improving AGYW and young people’s health. Currently, the fund has four streams of funding:
- Gathering information and stories for AGYW advocacy
- Training and mentoring for policy and advocacy work
- AGYW engagement in policy and advocacy
- Monitoring and accountability
In each of the 13 priority countries, there is a HER Voice Fund Country-Lead organisation, which coordinates HER Voice Fund activities. There is also a HER Voice Fund Ambassador who works closely with the country lead and represents the HER Voice Fund in meetings and in the media. The Country Lead and Ambassador work with grantees to ensure a strong united effort to amplify the voices and priorities of AGYW.
There are four to six grantees per country, selected by a Project Advisory Group through the Request for Proposals (RFP) process.
ViiV Healthcare has been proud to partner with the Global Fund since joining the HER initiative in 2018 due to the common interest of both organisations in addressing health development issues faced by AGYW, particularly in addressing capacity development, stigma and discrimination, and participation in the health financing process and design, implementation and oversight of health interventions.