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
News & Updates
Members receive two newsletters per week in their inbox with announcements on gender-related events, career or funding opportunities, new resources, and news from around the world that have been submitted by IGWG members.
See below for the latest happening in the IGWG.
An Interview With Sarah Eckhoff on CARE’s Gender Marker and Integrating Gender Into Development Programming
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)
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
2019 IGWG Plenary: Gender in a Changing World New Opportunities, New Challenges
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
Involving Everyone in Gender Equality by Synchronizing Gender Strategies
The concept of synchronized gender strategies continues to resonate with colleagues working in health and development. A recent review of the evidence and experiences of gender-synchronized strategies brings you up-to-date.Read More
2018 IGWG Plenary: Event Overview and Presentations
The Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) plenary meeting was held on July 10, 2018, and included over 60 participants. IGWG members and prospective members came together to learn about new interventions, research and tools relevant to gender, to connect with colleagues in the gender community and to discuss ideas and key priorities for the network moving forward. The Plenary kicked off with two technical presentations:...Read More