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The IGWG GBV Task Force Presents: Addressing Reproductive Coercion in Health Settings (ARCHES)

Addressing Reproductive Coercion in Health Settings (ARCHES): Results From an Evaluation of a Program to Reduce Gender-Based Violence and Increase Family Planning Uptake in Nairobi, Kenya ARCHES (Addressing Reproductive Coercion in Health Settings) is a brief, clinic-based model delivered within routine family planning counseling by providers to reduce reproductive coercion and intimate partner violence, and improve the reproductive health and autonomy of women and girls....Read More

2019 IGWG Plenary: Gender in a Changing World New Opportunities, New Challenges

The global landscape is shifting every day, and those shifts have implications for gender equality and the work of gender champions. Evidence continues to point to the importance of cross-sectoral efforts when addressing gender equality and development. This year’s plenary highlighted new opportunities and strategies for advancing gender equality and health, and offered a space for the IGWG community to provide input on new and...Read More

Translating Gender-Based Violence Policies Into Practice: Lessons Learned From Uganda

How can governments, international nongovernmental organizations, and multilateral organizations effectively collaborate to strengthen a country’s response to gender-based violence in policy and practice? The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Task Force and representatives from the Uganda Ministry of Health, the Uganda Ministry of Gender, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Health Policy Plus (HP+) project offered presentations and a discussion of Uganda’s successful experience May 15,...Read More

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