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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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 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 advocates and responders who receive coworker support…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 »
Spring Dialogues: IGWG Members Lead the Conversation! Read key takeaways from the event here. Why: 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…Read More »
March Gender Knowledge Exchange Event: A Conversation With ABAAD on Adapting GBV Programming During COVID
March Gender Knowledge Exchange Event: A Conversation With ABAAD on Adapting GBV Programming During COVID Read key takeaways from the event here. Learn about how ABAAD has adapted its programming in gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic; and connect with gender experts and fellow gender champions in a conversational setting. We are excited to welcome you to the first event in our new gender knowledge exchange series! Our upcoming network exchange sessions aim…Read More »
What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls: New Evidence, New Opportunities View presentations from the event here. With one in three women globally experiencing physical and/or sexual violence in her lifetime—a figure worsening during the COVID-19 pandemic—improved understanding of and investments in effective violence prevention solutions are urgently needed. What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls, a program funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) from December 2013 through March 2020, worked in…Read More »
Emerging Strategies to Engage Men in Addressing the Gendered Impact of COVID-19: A Virtual Forum View presentations from the event here. 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 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 during home confinement. In the urgency to control the…Read More »