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
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Emerging Strategies to Engage Men and Boys in Addressing the Gendered Impact of COVID-19: A Virtual Forum
Hosted by the Interagency Gender Working Group Male Engagement Taskforce Background: 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 vulnerabilities and roles 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 experienced...Read More
DO’s & DON’Ts for Engaging Men & Boys: Now Available in French, Portuguese, and Spanish
What: What should you do, and not do, when engaging men & boys in health promotion and gender equity? This 2-page resource brings together recent best practices and lessons learned for male engagement across health areas. It is intended to guide decision-making about programs, policy, media coverage, research, and funding priorities. Who: Developed by the USAID Interagency Gender Working Group’s Male Engagement Taskforce, which is...Read More
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DO’s & DON’Ts for Engaging Men & Boys
As efforts to engage men and boys in gender-related work increase, it’s important to maintain the best practices and principles learned from the past two decades of programming. This two-page resource brings together practices and lessons learned for male engagement across health areas and is intended to guide decisionmaking about programs, policy, media coverage, research, and funding priorities. Read More
“Prevention of Violence Is Possible”: A Conversation With Rachel Jewkes About What We Have Learned From a Five-Year Research Program Addressing Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls
Rose Wilcher, co-chair of the Interagency Gender Working Group’s Gender-Based Violence Task Force, recently spoke with Rachel Jewkes, Consortium Director of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Global Programme. What Works, a program funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) from December 2013 through March 2020, worked in 13 countries across Africa and Asia to build the evidence...Read More