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DO’s & DON’Ts for Engaging Men & Boys: Now Available in Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish

What: What should you do, and not do, when engaging men & boys in health promotion and gender equity? This 2-page resource brings together recent best practices and lessons learned for male engagement across health areas. It is intended to guide decision-making about programs, policy, media coverage, research, and funding priorities. Who: Developed by the USAID Interagency Gender Working Group’s Male Engagement Taskforce, which is...Read More

Blog: Examining Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response Efforts

This blog was developed by Francesca Alvarez, Alyssa Bovell, Emily Clark, Joy Cunningham, and Maia Johnstone based on content shared through a recent event hosted by the IGWG Gender-Based Violence Task Force. Event Overview Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is backed by three decades of empirical and scientific evidence and is linked to health outcomes including delayed sexual debut, reduced risky health behaviors, increased use of...Read More

Web Feature—2023 IGWG Plenary Member Reflections: Gender Inequities Facing Health Workers

The 2023 Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) Plenary, Breaking Barriers: Addressing Gender Inequities Facing Global Health Workers, explored how gender transformative programs can better address workplace inequities affecting health workers, and improve health and gender outcomes. The plenary highlighted research examining gender inequities faced by health workers and showcased promising practices and lessons learned from innovative programs working to address gender barriers in the health...Read More

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