The 2022 IGWG Plenary: Promising Practices in Community-Led Gender Transformative Programming
Read the 2022 IGWG Plenary infographic, “How to Effectively Partner With Community Leaders in Gender Transformative Programming,” here.
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.
- To improve understanding of the benefits and challenges of community mobilization and leadership in gender transformative programming.
- To explore implementation approaches to fostering community mobilization and leadership with three dynamic, diverse programs in Central America, India, and Somalia.
- To learn how community mobilization and leadership can strengthen gender transformative programming and contribute to sustainable gender and health outcomes and positive change in communities.
We asked for your input and gathered your insights. Check out the video below for a sneak peek at what your peers are saying about community-led gender transformative programs.
Building upon thoughtful discussions at the 2021 IGWG Plenary, the 2022 Plenary will delve deeper into community-led gender transformative programming to explore its key elements, benefits, challenges, and impact. The 2022 Plenary aims to improve understanding of the benefits and challenges of community mobilization and leadership in gender transformative programming, explore a range of implementation approaches to fostering community mobilization and leadership and clarify key elements of them, examine how community leadership can strengthen gender transformative programming, and contribute to sustainable gender and health equity outcomes.
The virtual event will begin with a panel discussion—led by representatives of three dynamic gender transformative programs with different approaches to community mobilization and leadership—focused on the elements, benefits, challenges, and effectiveness of community-led programming. Panelists include:
- Nancy Glass, Professor and Independence Foundation Chair, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
- Rosa González, Executive Director, Llanto, Valor, y Esfuerzo (LLAVES)
- Tamil Kendall, Director, Partnership for Women’s Health Research Canada
- Renu Khanna, Co-Founder and Mentor, Society for Health Alternatives (SAHAJ)
- Evelyn Letiyo (moderator), Programme Specialist Ending Violence Against Women, UN Women Uganda
- Rachel Litoroh, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning Manager, Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli/International Committee for the Development of Peoples (CISP)
- Priya Rajput, Peer Leader, SAHAJ
Following the panel discussion, participants will join breakout rooms and have the opportunity to share their personal experiences integrating community mobilization and leadership, including challenges encountered, within their work and advocacy efforts. The event will be offered in English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and French.