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

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Rethinking Men’s and Boys’ Healthcare Access and Use

On March 17, 2022, the Interagency Gender Working Group’s Male Engagement Task Force (METF) hosted the webinar “Rethinking Men’s and Boys’ Healthcare Access and Use.” In this webinar, speakers showcased insights and learnings from global research and programming that supports men and boys in help-seeking behaviors and healthcare access and use across health areas, including family planning and reproductive health; HIV/AIDS; and maternal, newborn, and child health. Speakers also highlighted how to address gender and power dynamics and other social and structural factors that influence men’s and boys’ access and use. Read More

2021 IGWG Plenary Meeting Report

On Oct. 28, 2021, more than 200 participants from 40 countries joined the 2021 IGWG Plenary: “Exploring Gender Transformative Approaches: Lessons Learned and New Opportunities in Health Programming.” The event served as a springboard for stakeholder dialogue in exploring gender experts’ and advocates’ collective understanding of gender transformative programming, with the goal of coalescing on key findings and areas for future action. Key discussion points that emerged during the event are synthesized in a meeting report. The report also provides actionable recommendations for donors, decisionmakers, researchers, and program implementers to advance the utilization and integration of gender transformative programming.Read More

Upcoming IGWG Event

  1. May

The Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) invites you to its 2022 Annual Plenary on Thursday, May 26, to explore promising practices in community-led gender transformative global health programming, particularly in the contexts of family planning, reproductive health, and gender-based violence prevention. Building upon insightful discussions from the 2021 IGWG Plenary, the 2022 Plenary will delve deeper into community-led gender transformative programming to explore its key elements and impact. Read More

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