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
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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
Addressing Reproductive Coercion in Health Settings (ARCHES): Results From an Evaluation of a Program to Reduce Gender-Based Violence and Increase Family Planning Uptake in Nairobi, Kenya ARCHES (Addressing Reproductive Coercion in Health Settings) is a brief, clinic-based model delivered within routine family planning counseling by providers to reduce reproductive coercion and intimate partner violence, and improve the reproductive health and autonomy of women and girls....Read More
The global landscape is shifting every day, and those shifts have implications for gender equality and the work of gender champions. Evidence continues to point to the importance of cross-sectoral efforts when addressing gender equality and development. This year’s plenary highlighted new opportunities and strategies for advancing gender equality and health, and offered a space for the IGWG community to provide input on new and...Read More
How can governments, international nongovernmental organizations, and multilateral organizations effectively collaborate to strengthen a country’s response to gender-based violence in policy and practice? The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Task Force and representatives from the Uganda Ministry of Health, the Uganda Ministry of Gender, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Health Policy Plus (HP+) project offered presentations and a discussion of Uganda’s successful experience May 15,...Read More