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.

Positive Youth Development in Health Programming: How Does Engaging Boys and Young Men Fit in? A Technical Marketplace

The IGWG's Male Engagement Task Force is excited to host its next virtual event, which will focus on positive youth development for adolescent boys and young men (ABYM), particularly as it relates to family planning and reproductive health; HIV/AIDS; gender-based violence; maternal, newborn, and child health; and infectious diseases (such as COVID-19, tuberculosis, and malaria). For this event, we are seeking submissions of brief presentations highlighting recent research or programming around positive youth development for ABYM.

Men’s Engagement in Parenting and Caregiving: Assuming New Roles and Responsibilities for Stronger Families and Communities


View event overview, slides, recordings (available in English, Spanish, and French), and related resources here. Globally, women perform significantly more domestic work than men—in some contexts, more than three to seven times as much. Women’s traditional role as primary caregiver is sharpening inequities as more women pursue paid work outside the home, which often does not result in shared caregiving responsibilities. Although we are seeing...

Learning Event: Harnessing FP Insight as a Tool to Support Knowledge Exchange in GBV Prevention


This GBV Task Force event will bring together IGWG members and those who use GBV-related information to explore the FP insight platform—a knowledge management tool that can help gender experts and practitioners find and share GBV response and prevention knowledge and resources to a broader audience of family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) and gender professionals.