Making the Global Fund Work for Sex Workers: Global Fund Case Study 2020


This case study will describe the journey of sex worker-led organisations in gaining knowledge about the Global Fund and its national processes to ensure the meaningful involvement of sex workers in 2020 Global Fund funding proposals development, and explores the barriers that sex workers face.

Participating in Global Fund national processes is an important step towards achieving rights-based policies and programmes that meet the needs of sex workers. But, as this case study will reveal, there is resistance and lack of political will to meaningfully involve sex workers. As a result, sex workers need to make an immense community mobilisation and advocacy effort to be included in Global Fund-related national processes.

This case study describes the challenges sex worker-led organisations face when engaging with the Global Fund and will present key interventions implemented to support communities in overcoming them. This includes the catalytic contribution of NSWP’s Global Fund capacity-building programme and community-led solutions; these were critical to ensure sex workers’ needs and demands were included in 2020 funding proposals and in further grant development processes.

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