To address the void in ethical, reliable, and comparable violence against women prevalence data across Asia and the Pacific, the first phase of the kNOwVAWdata Initiative was launched by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office from 2016–2021. This report highlights the results of the first phase of the Initiative.
Our training materials can be used to introduce a broad range of audiences and backgrounds to important concepts related to gender and health. Each training course focuses on one of five themes that complement the CORE Gender 101 agenda: Gender Integration, HIV + Sexuality, Safe Motherhood, Gender-Based Violence, and Constructive Male Engagement. The courses are designed to meet the geographic and technical needs of cooperating agencies, USAID Missions, and specific projects. Materials range from basics such as using a shared gender vocabulary and programmatic guidance, to user guides on how to conduct a gender analysis, to exercises for gender trainings. The trainings are geared to be used by anyone and with any audience, even those learning about gender for the first time!
Our popular Gender Integration Continuum framework is an important tool to assess how programs do (or do not) address gender and move them toward more gender-transformative actions. An updated User’s Guide for facilitating training on use of the continuum is available, along with other materials.
Writer Natalie Apcar shares highlights from the latest Knowledge SUCCESS Gender Analysis—a deep dive into gender and knowledge management for global health programs, particularly family planning and reproductive health—and provides recommendations for responding to some key challenges, plus a guiding quiz for getting started.
This comprehensive framework and toolkit serves organizations wanting to conduct a gender analysis with the intersectionality lens of sex, gender, age, and social inclusion, particularly for sexual and reproductive health and rights. The GYSI framework also has a rapid Risk Assessment Matrix, which can support organizations conducting risk assessments of an intervention geography or population.
This blog post describes the impact of SHOPS Plus’ integrated intimate partner violence and family planning digital campaign project in India, targeting women and their partners using the hashtag #KyaYeHinsaNahi? (“Is this not violence?”). The campaign aimed to recognize intimate partner violence in its early stages and empower women to take action and seek help.
This interactive tool highlights trends in women’s contraceptive use by age group, as well as reasons for discontinuation and related reproductive outcomes. By understanding their choices, health policy and program decisionmakers can better deliver high-quality, client-centered services that enable women and couples to make the best family planning choices for themselves. This spring 2021 update includes data from Mali, plus new data from Bangladesh and Zambia.
Climate change is a justice issue that requires us to dismantle systems that oppress, exclude, disadvantage, and prevent people from accessing resources and opportunities for adaptation, while privileging others who have power and decision-making control. The writers list the steps IIED is taking to integrate gender transformative and intersectional approaches in their work.