On May 18, 2023, the IGWG’s Male Engagement Task Force hosted a learning and exchange session focusing on best practices for engaging men and boys across different health areas. The event, with more than 175 attendees, showcased best practices for male engagement and included an overview of tools and frameworks relevant for the health sector such as the METF-developed "DO’s and DON’Ts for Engaging Men and Boys." Read More
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This meeting report shares key takeaways from the Interagency Gender Working Group’s (IGWG) Gender-Based Violence Task Force event “Exploring the Impact of Reproductive Coercion on Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes,” focusing on program implementation challenges and emerging issues in reproductive coercion, as well as promising practices for addressing reproductive coercion. The report also offers recommendations for program implementers, researchers, and governments, donors, and multi-lateral institutions that emerged from the discussion.Read More
On September 13, 2022, the Interagency Gender Working Group’s Male Engagement Task Force (METF) hosted the webinar “Positive Youth Development in Health Programming: How Does Engaging Boys and Young Men Fit In? A Technical Marketplace.” More than 100 participants from around the world—including Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, and Nigeria—participated in discussions on how gender transformative positive youth development (PYD) contributes to positive health behaviors related to family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH); HIV/AIDS; gender-based violence; maternal, newborn, and child health; and infectious disease prevention and treatment.Read More
This infographic highlights and synthesizes some of the key takeaways from the 2022 IGWG Plenary, suggesting promising practices for identifying community leaders and improving partnerships with community leaders and social movements in gender transformative programming. This resource intends to be a tool for program designers and implementers who wish to foster more community leadership and improve collaborations with community leaders within existing and future programs. The infographic also offers insights for program designers and implementers to strengthen programs that have already integrated elements of community mobilization and leadership.Read More
Building on the momentum of the 2022 Plenary, the IGWG hosted a gender knowledge exchange event on September 7 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. EDT, exploring in more depth one of the plenary’s many thematic areas of interest: participatory and inclusive evaluation and learning methods in community-led, gender transformative programming, particularly family planning, reproductive health, and gender-based violence prevention.Read More
The Interagency Gender Working Group’s (IGWG) GBV Task Force hosted an event on Wednesday, August 31 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. EDT focused on exploring the connections between reproductive coercion in the context of intimate and household relationships, IPV, and domestic violence, as well as highlighting reproductive coercion’s impacts on sexual and reproductive health (SRH), particularly family planning and GBV outcomes.Read More