Event Overview: On September 12, 2023, the Interagency Gender Working Group’s Male Engagement Task Force (METF) hosted the webinar Men’s Engagement in Parenting and Caregiving: Assuming New Roles and Responsibilities for Stronger Families and Communities, which drew more than 190 live participants and 385 registrants. METF Co-Chair Dominick Shattuck (Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Breakthrough ACTION) opened the meeting by emphasizing the importance of...Read More
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This IGWG GBV Task Force event brought 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.Read More
This blog post was written for the Interagency Gender Working Group’s (IGWG) Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Task Force by Sophie Read-Hamilton, with support from Alyssa Bovell, Emily Clark, Joy Cunningham, and Francesca Alvarez. Digital technology is an essential tool for global development, with tremendous potential for accelerating gender equality, women’s rights, and health outcomes, including sexual and reproductive health (SRH). There are numerous examples of information...Read More
The 2023 Plenary highlighted research examining gender inequities faced by health workers and showcased promising practices and lessons learned from innovative programs working to address gender barriers in the health system workplace. The Plenary aimed to better equip IGWG members to examine gender inequity in their own organizations and to promote more equitable and inclusive workplaces—both within and outside the health system.Read More
Globally, one in six people has experienced some form of infertility in their lifetime. Of all regions, sub-Saharan Africa bears the greatest burden of period infertility, likely tied to higher rates of pregnancy-related complications and untreated sexually transmitted infections. Despite these consequences, infertility-related experiences and stigma in sub-Saharan Africa are rarely studied or addressed, leading to a limited context-specific evidence base to inform policy and programming. Read More
Despite increasing calls for gender transformative programs to systematically incorporate intersectionality as a core principle, program implementers and gender advocates still grapple with how best to integrate intersectional considerations in their efforts to advance gender equality for all individuals. This gender knowledge exchange event, held on June 20, 2023, explored strategies and approaches to applying an intersectional lens to gender transformative health programming, research, and advocacy efforts.Read More