The Interagency Gender Working Group promotes gender equity in order to improve global health and foster sustainable development.

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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

The Powerful Potential of Bystanders to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: Film Screening and Expert Panel Discussion

Film Screening and Expert Panel Discussion took place Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 Bystanders have untapped power to disrupt the cultural norms and behaviors that promote and permit gender-based violence (GBV). What does it mean to be a positive bystander, especially in the #MeToo era? The IGWG’s GBV Task Force sought to explore this question at an event dedicated to unpacking and understanding bystander approaches to...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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