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“Prevention of Violence Is Possible”: A Conversation With Rachel Jewkes About What We Have Learned From a Five-Year Research Program Addressing Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls

Rose Wilcher, co-chair of the Interagency Gender Working Group’s Gender-Based Violence Task Force, recently spoke with Rachel Jewkes, Consortium Director of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Global Programme. What Works, a program funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) from December 2013 through March 2020, worked in 13 countries across Africa and Asia to build the evidence...Read More

2019 State of the Art in Engaging Men in Health & Development: A Technical Marketplace

The importance of engaging men in gender equality, health and development efforts has never been more evident.  Yet the question of how to meaningfully engage men as consumers of health services, supportive partners and agents of change while balancing many other key principles of our work remains a challenge for our community.  As male engagement work grows in depth, breadth, and visibility, new issues emerge....Read More

An Interview With Sarah Eckhoff on CARE’s Gender Marker and Integrating Gender Into Development Programming

On May 29, 2019, the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) hosted their annual plenary, a space for members to come together to discuss challenges and learning opportunities they’ve faced in their gender work over the past year. This year the IGWG introduced a new plenary format in which members participated in group discussions. Following short technical presentations selected in response to members’ proposals, presenters led...Read More

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