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
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To celebrate International Women’s Day, we reached out to the IGWG community of gender champions for nominations of women-led organizations helping to promote gender equality and empower women. In this Special Update, we are thrilled to share with you the results of this endeavor. The organizations highlighted here best represent the type of gender equality efforts the IGWG seeks to promote. Thank you to all...Read More
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
The importance of engaging men in gender equality, health and development efforts has never been more evident. Yet the question of how to meaningfully engage men as consumers of health services, supportive partners and agents of change while balancing many other key principles of our work remains a challenge for our community. As male engagement work grows in depth, breadth, and visibility, new issues emerge....Read More
Film Screening and Expert Panel Discussion took place Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 Bystanders have untapped power to disrupt the cultural norms and behaviors that promote and permit gender-based violence (GBV). What does it mean to be a positive bystander, especially in the #MeToo era? The IGWG’s GBV Task Force sought to explore this question at an event dedicated to unpacking and understanding bystander approaches to...Read More
On May 29, 2019, the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) hosted their annual plenary, a space for members to come together to discuss challenges and learning opportunities they’ve faced in their gender work over the past year. This year the IGWG introduced a new plenary format in which members participated in group discussions. Following short technical presentations selected in response to members’ proposals, presenters led...Read More