Critical Enablers

This Critical Enablers Toolkit is a guide on how to promote and protect Human Rights and Gender Equality and develop Enabling Legal and Policy Environments for all key populations in national HIV, TB and malaria strategies, policies and programmes, in alignment with the Global Fund Strategy 2017-2022 and UNDP’s HIV, Health and Development Strategy 2016-2021.

The Toolkit aims to strengthen the capacity of partners to develop and implement proposals, strategies, policies, plans and programmes that are rights-based, promote gender equality, reduce gender-based violence and create enabling legal frameworks that promote the participation of key populations living with, affected by and vulnerable to HIV, TB and malaria.

It has been developed for Global Fund and UNDP staff and country stakeholders - national governments and policy-makers, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, populations living with or affected by HIV, TB and malaria, Global Fund Principal and Sub Recipients, and health and development partners.

The Toolkit explains what critical enablers are, why they’re important to the work of the Global Fund, UNDP and country stakeholders, and how they can strengthen effective national HIV, TB and malaria responses to reach all key populations. It also contains step-by-step guidance, examples, case studies, guidelines, resources and tools on how to identify human rights barriers faced by key populations and to develop effective plans and programmes to protect human rights, promote gender equality and strengthen legal and policy frameworks for HIV, TB and malaria.

Partners can use the Toolkit to integrate work on human rights, gender equality and enabling frameworks, when developing and implementing, for example:

  • Global Fund funding requests
  • National HIV, TB, malaria, health, human rights and development strategies, plans and programmes
  • Advocacy campaigns and action plans for law and policy review and reform, strengthened access to justice and improved law enforcement, and
  • Strategic litigation relating to HIV, TB, malaria