- Are governments keeping their promises?
The AIDS Accountability Scorecard on Women is the first-ever independent assessment of how well governments respond to the specific needs and vulnerabilities of women in the context of the AIDS epidemic.
The AIDS Accountability Scorecard on Women (PDF) includes assessment of six key elements required for an effective national response for women, based on the latest data on progress reported by countries against the core indicators used for monitoring the United Nations 2001 Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS.
The Scorecard also analyzes information provided by governments in their narrative reporting.
The final Scorecard element is a composite score that rates the completeness of reporting by countries across both the six key elements and the narrative reports: Women Reporting Index
Women and Girls Matter!
Scorecard on Women press launch on November 23 with Elizabeth Mataka, Sigrun Møgedal and Mo Ibrahim.
“We are losing too many women to this disease by not focusing on the practical interventions that really help them protect themselves from HIV infection. Nor are we holding governments accountable for their lack of action,” said Elizabeth Mataka, the United Nations Secretary-General‟s Special Envoy on AIDS in Africa. “Women matter, and it is time all governments acted on their commitments to protect women and girls from HIV/AIDS.”
Nazneen Damji talks about the Scorecard on World Focus
Martin Savidge interviews Nazneen Damji, the program manager of gender equality at the United Nations Development Fund for Women, about the Scorecard on Women.
Damji discusses the growth of AIDS among women and looks at the countries where women are most vulnerable to the virus. She also discusses the Scorecard as a tool for dialogue on how to better address women´s needs in the HIV/AIDS response.
75 percent of countries fail to report data on services for women and girls
The Scorecard on Women shows that we know far too little about what many countries are or are not doing to address women and girls’ vulnerability to HIV/AIDS. We know especially little about girls, a population for which virtually no data are being collected or reported to the UN.
On World AIDS Day, December 1, AIDS Accountability International hosted the launch of its new rating initiative, The AIDS Accountability Scorecard on Women in Stockholm, Sweden. The event featured prominent speakers within the field of HIV/AIDS and gender, who discussed the urgent need to address the vulnerability of women in the HIV response, and the importance of strong leadership and accountability in achieving internationally agreed goals and targets.