The UNAIDS HIV Gender Assessment tool was developed recognizing the need for more
systematic data collection on gender equality and HIV, as revealed by the mid-term review of the
UNAIDS Agenda for Accelerated Country Action for Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV 2010–
201410 (hereinafter, the UNAIDS Agenda for Women and Girls), the UNAIDS Secretariat led a
consultative, multi-stakeholder process to develop a gender assessment tool. The resulting
Gender Assessment Tool for national HIV responses (hereinafter the HIV Gender Assessment Tool)
aims to support countries with the assessment of their HIV epidemic, context and response from
a gender perspective, to inform the development of gender-sensitive national strategic plans
(NSP) and country investment cases.
Recognising the need for a similar tool for TB responses, the Stop TB Partnership and UNAIDS
Secretariat established a partnership to develop the Gender assessment tool for national HIV and
TB responses (hereinafter the HIV/TB Gender Assessment Tool), building on the UNAIDS HIV
Gender Assessment Tool.
The HIV/TB Gender Assessment Tool developed not only supports countries with the submissions
of gender sensitive concept notes to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
(GFATM) but is intended to assist countries to assess their HIV and TB epidemic context and
response from a gender perspective, helping them to make their responses gender sensitive and
reduce the dual burden of HIV and TB infection. This tool does not replace the HIV Gender
Assessment Tool instead it is intended to work in areas of HIV and TB co-infection as one
assessment or can also be conducted for each disease.