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March Gender Knowledge Exchange Event: A Conversation With ABAAD on Adapting GBV Programming During COVID

On March 24, 2021 the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG), in collaboration with the ABAAD Resource Center for Gender Equality in Lebanon, hosted its first Gender Knowledge Exchange to share the challenges, best practices, and lessons learned as a result of ABAAD’s experiences working to address gender-based violence (GBV) survivors’ health and well-being needs and to prevent future violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this event,...Read More

Voices on the Ground Series: Responses to Gender-Based Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic

To commemorate the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), the GBV Task Force of USAID’s Interagency Gender Working Group caught up with Gary Zeitounalian, gender program technical support with ABAAD Resource Center for Gender Equality in Lebanon, and with Wangechi Wachira, executive director at the Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) in Kenya, to learn how they are adapting their programming to address the violence prevention and response needs of women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presented in two parts, these interviews offer practical insights and inspiration from program implementers and advocates on the front lines.Read More

Emerging Strategies to Engage Men and Boys in Addressing the Gendered Impact of COVID-19: A Virtual Forum

Hosted by the Interagency Gender Working Group Male Engagement Taskforce Background: The data and reporting are increasingly clear: Men have specific vulnerabilities and roles related to COVID-19, and key gender considerations underpin them. Some of these vulnerabilities and roles relate to men’s health behaviors (such as their comparatively lower use of masks), men’s historically limited roles in caregiving, and increased rates of domestic violence experienced...Read More

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