Ensure public health responses meet the needs of trans women at risk for or living with HIV

Rationale: It is important to recognize that this collective is comprised of individuals and organization working is varied contexts. These organizations work in different public health systems that are influenced by varied social, political, legal and economic realities. We must ensure that public health systems from different parts of the globe are conscious of trans women’s need for gender responsive public health systems.
Main Activities
• Organize community events (such as a Trans Pre Conference at IAC) or opportunities where the IRGT can dialogue with trans women and trans led organizations
• Document and map gaps in trans public health responses
• Map trans-led organizations and trans leaders across the globe
• Document and promote available tools and guidelines on trans women issues when appropriate
• Monitor public health responses and assess inclusion of trans women
• Identify and promote best-practices guidelines (for example, TRANSIT)

Indicators for Monitoring and Evaluation for Objective 2
• Regional and/or global events where trans women can dialogue, exchange, share and build community will be organized, hosted, and/or co-sponsor
• Gaps in public health responses that do not include trans women’s health and HIV will be documented in briefs
• Available tools and guidelines on trans women issues will be documented and promoted when appropriate
• Monitoring of public health responses will be documented as case studies and/or lessons learned
• Best practices will have been identified and promoted as case studies and lessons learned
• Transgender women will be informed about the resources, actions, tools, and best practices to ensure public health responses meet the needs of trans women
• Meaningful involvement and participation of trans women at high level meetings (PEPFAR, Global Fund, UNAIDS, etc.)