Health Policy Project

The Health Policy Project ended in 2016. Work continued under Health Policy Plus (HP+) until 2022.

GSD: Module One



module one imageModule 1: Introduction

The [GSD Training] is critically important to me personally but also the PEPFAR family. We have taken these trainings so seriously at headquarters that we have ensured that everyone within our office has been trained with this critical sexual diversity training.
—Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator


Participants should leave with an understanding that

  1. An AIDS-free generation is impossible without reaching gender and sexual minorities (GSMs)
  2. The U.S. Government prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  3. Gender norms are a powerful influence in the health and lives of all of us
  4. The PEPFAR Updated Gender Strategy helps account for the effect that gender norms have on health
GSMs are people whose gender, sexual orientation, or biological sex characteristics differ from what is typically expected by a culture or society.

What does it include?

  • Epidemiological, financial, and human rights arguments for reaching engaging gender and sexual minorities and increasing access to appropriate health services.
  • Existing legal protections for U.S. Government staff and contractors against employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • An interactive activity on gender norms that helps participants understand the ubiquity of gender norms and their impact on health.
  • The Updated Gender Strategy is presented as a tool that helps programs account for the impact gender norms have on health.
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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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