The Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) Gender Integration Continuum is a necessary tool to identify whether an intervention encourages gender equity to improve development outcomes, such as in reproductive health. The Gender Integration Continuum graphic is available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.Read More
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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.
This research brief summarizes the methods, findings, and conclusions of a rapid literature review of systematic reviews of evaluated gender transformative health programs. It sheds light on how best to achieve gender equality and health outcomes through gender transformative programming. Read More
Over the life of the PACE Project (2015-2022), the Interagency Gender Working Group’s (IGWG) Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Task Force has stimulated collective learning among the community and beyond. It has highlighted the latest evidence and best practices to prevent and respond to multiple forms of GBV. The GBV Task Force has also elucidated the ways in which GBV inhibits family planning and sexual and reproductive...Read More
The 2022 IGWG Plenary, which took place on May 26, 2022, explored promising practices in community-led gender transformative global health programming, particularly in the contexts of family planning, reproductive health, and gender-based violence prevention. Building upon thoughtful discussions at the 2021 IGWG Plenary, the 2022 Plenary delved deeper into community-led gender transformative programming to explore its key elements, benefits, challenges, and impact. Read More
On March 17, 2022, the Interagency Gender Working Group’s Male Engagement Task Force (METF) hosted the webinar “Rethinking Men’s and Boys’ Healthcare Access and Use.” In this webinar, speakers showcased insights and learnings from global research and programming that supports men and boys in help-seeking behaviors and healthcare access and use across health areas, including family planning and reproductive health; HIV/AIDS; and maternal, newborn, and child health. Speakers also highlighted how to address gender and power dynamics and other social and structural factors that influence men’s and boys’ access and use. Read More
On Oct. 28, 2021, more than 200 participants from 40 countries joined the 2021 IGWG Plenary: “Exploring Gender Transformative Approaches: Lessons Learned and New Opportunities in Health Programming.” The event served as a springboard for stakeholder dialogue in exploring gender experts’ and advocates’ collective understanding of gender transformative programming, with the goal of coalescing on key findings and areas for future action. Key discussion points that emerged during the event are synthesized in a meeting report. The report also provides actionable recommendations for donors, decisionmakers, researchers, and program implementers to advance the utilization and integration of gender transformative programming.Read More