The IGWG organizes regular in-person and virtual events where members from around the world can learn from and connect with each other. These events may be thematic, such as a focus on recent research in the GBV field, or dedicated to capacity strengthening, such as integrating participatory and inclusive evaluation and learning methods in gender transformative global health programming. Our annual IGWG Plenary creates space for members to meet in person and provide feedback on the network as a whole each year.

Presentations and recordings of IGWG events are available online so you can find past events you missed or want to revisit. The presentation materials are also available.

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Spring Dialogues: IGWG Members Lead the Conversation!

May 26, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am


May 26, 2021
8:30 am - 10:00 am
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Spring Dialogues: IGWG Members Lead the Conversation!

Read key takeaways from the event here.


  • Exchange ideas, experiences, and lessons learned among IGWG members and colleagues working on the ground to tackle common challenges in health programming while advancing gender equality.
  • Dialogue with the IGWG community on key issues of interest as identified by members in the most recent survey.
  • Provide an opportunity for IGWG members from around the world to lead interactive discussions.

In March 2021, the IGWG conducted a survey to better understand members’ technical topics of interest and preferred ways to engage to help shape our events for the year. Thank you to everyone who responded to the survey. We heard you and used the results to shape the format and content of our upcoming interactive events.

We eagerly invite you to the 2021 IGWG Spring Dialogues to converse with and learn from your fellow IGWG members and gender champions from around the world. During this event we will draw on the rich expertise of this global gender community to exchange ideas, experiences, and lessons learned across different contexts on common challenges and approaches in advancing gender equality in health programming. We are thrilled that for the first time, IGWG members in-country will lead the discussion groups on topics selected through the survey.

With virtual engagement as the new normal, we have the exciting opportunity to learn from and engage in dialogue with a broader and more diverse group of gender equality champions from around the world. The Spring Dialogues will feature the following three roundtable discussion groups, facilitated by members based outside of the United States:

  1. Supporting Gender Transformative Approaches in Adolescent-Focused Programs—Sushmita Mukherjee, Director, Gender and Adolescent Girls, Project Concern International, India
    Are gender transformative interventions with young people working? Why or why not? What is the impact of COVID-19 on gender transformative approaches?
  2. Effectively Advocating for Gender Transformative Change Within Our Public Health Institutions—Amy Oyekunle, Independent Consultant with expertise on girls and gender-related program design, Nigeria
    How can we be effective advocates for gender transformational change within our organizations? What resource materials are useful in supporting institutional commitments to gender equality?
  3. Supporting Health Care Providers to Better Respond to Gender-Based ViolenceOluseyi Olorunfemi, Senior Gender Mainstreaming and Knowledge Management Officer, Centre for Integrated Health Programs, Nigeria
    How can we establish effective referral networks between health providers and GBV-specific services? How do we ensure self-care for providers who deal with GBV?