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 building, like how to use film for social and behavior change communication. 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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In this webinar, speakers will showcase learnings from global research and programming focused on men’s and boys’ help-seeking behaviors and health care access and use across health areas, including family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH); HIV/AIDS; maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH); and infectious diseases (such as COVID-19). Additionally, speakers will highlight how to address gender and power dynamics and other social and structural factors that influence how men and boys access and use health information, services, and products across settings.Read More »
March Gender Knowledge Exchange Event: Office Hours Session With the International Conference on Family Planning Scientific Subcommittee
In anticipation of the conference, the IGWG is collaborating with the ICFP Scientific Subcommittee to hold a gender knowledge exchange event on March 1. The event will offer an office hours session focused on the open call for abstracts. IGWG members will have an opportunity to learn more about the abstract submission and scientific review process, and gain insights into how to increase their chances for abstract acceptance.Read More »
The 2021 IGWG Plenary: Exploring Gender Transformative Approaches: Lessons Learned and New Opportunities in Health Programming
The 2021 IGWG Plenary will explore the current state of GTA in global health programming and, specifically, family planning and reproductive health. This event aims to advance debate and consensus on definitions of and criteria for GTA, as well as highlight the potential gaps or limitations; share insights into factors for success in applying these approaches; and identify ways that GTA can better be applied to policies and institutional practices and strengthen government health systems.Read More »
Learn about recent research, programming, approaches, and tools for engaging men and boys in health; network with colleagues working on engaging men and boys across health and development areas around the globe.Read More »
Mental Health Wellness in GBV Prevention and Response: Promoting Self-Care and Resiliency for Health Providers
Mental Health Wellness in GBV Prevention and Response: Promoting Self-Care and Resiliency for Health Providers View presentations and the event recording here. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers and practitioners working in gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response faced myriad challenges in their work supporting GBV survivors, including limited resources, unsafe working conditions, and the toll this work can take on their personal mental health and well-being. The COVID-19 pandemic has only compounded these issues. Studies indicate that…Read More »
Men & Boys’ Mental Health: Emerging Evidence and Innovative Approaches Read key takeaways from the event here. Unique risk factors and social determinants drive men and boys’ mental health and can have compounding effects on their overall health. Global health programs must identify and consider these unique drivers in order to respond effectively to improve the lives of men and boys, women and girls, and people with other gender identities. The Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) Male Engagement Task Force…Read More »