When health providers are not well themselves, they are less likely to effectively help others. Addressing the mental health of health providers as they provide GBV services to survivors requires approaches that strengthen the mental health wellness and resiliency of both individuals and their communities. This blog provides an overview of the mental health effects of care work and GBV service provision on health providers, approaches to support self-care and improved health systems, and policy recommendations for the future.Read More
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To highlight the ongoing well-being needs of frontline health care providers working to prevent and respond to GBV, the IGWG’s GBV Task Force held a virtual event on July 29, 2021, to explore mental health self-care and resiliency. The event was an opportunity for health care providers and practitioners working to prevent and respond to GBV to exchange knowledge, share their experiences about coping with the stress and negative mental health and well-being outcomes of the pandemic, and identify ways to better support their mental health and overall well-being.Read More
On May 26, the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) convened the “Spring Dialogues: IGWG Members Lead the Conversation!” virtual event, the first time IGWG members from around the world directed the discussion at an IGWG event. The Spring Dialogues focused on priority topics and technical challenges identified by IGWG members in the 2021 IGWG Member Survey, with volunteers from India and Nigeria facilitating discussion groups. Read More
On March 24, 2021 the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG), in collaboration with the ABAAD Resource Center for Gender Equality in Lebanon, hosted its first Gender Knowledge Exchange to share the challenges, best practices, and lessons learned as a result of ABAAD’s experiences working to address gender-based violence (GBV) survivors’ health and well-being needs and to prevent future violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this event,...Read More
To commemorate the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Stephanie Perlson and Rose Wilcher, co-chairs of the GBV Task Force of USAID’s Interagency Gender Working Group caught up with Wangechi Wachira, executive director at the Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) in Kenya, to learn how they are adapting their programming to address the violence prevention and response needs of women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
To commemorate the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Stephanie Perlson and Rose Wilcher, co-chairs of the GBV Task Force of USAID’s Interagency Gender Working Group caught up with Gary Zeitounalian, gender program technical support with ABAAD Resource Center for Gender Equality in Lebanon, to learn how they are adapting their programming to address the violence prevention and response needs of women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More