ICRW conducted a scoping and mapping exercise in Kenya, Uganda, and India to explore the roll-out and implementation of health and socio-economic-related COVID-19 policy responses, and to understand the status and specific challenges of urban informal women workers in each context. This brief shares findings, case studies, and recommendations from these research exercises.
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.
USAID’s Integrated Health Program (IHP) focuses on strengthening maternal health while covering a range of activities, many focused on improving healthcare services, to be an effective driver in reducing maternal mortality in critical states of Nigeria. This blog focuses on IHP’s work with the Sokoto State to strengthen the healthcare system and utilize facility-level efforts as a key strategy for engaging men as beneficiaries and partners for increased access to reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services.
This webinar recording highlights the reasons why anti-racism is an integral part of sexual violence prevention. The webinar is the second in a five-part web conference series that explored how the promotion of health equity translates into real-world prevention strategies and organizational policy by building the toolkits of practitioners and their organizations and offering explicit examples of people putting health equity concepts into practice.
This blog explores CARE’s work to address the root causes of poverty and inequality—the underlying reasons why women are unable to show up, have their voices heard, or influence the changes they need so they can secure a better future. To do this, CARE is letting women and girls’ set priorities, centering gender in all projects, integrating gender in policy and process decisions, and providing funding and resources to grassroots women-led organizations.
This blog spotlights MCGL’s Choices, Voices, Promises program, a gender-focused curriculum for very young adolescents (VYAs) between the ages of 10-14 years, as well as parents and communities. The intervention aims to help VYAs discover alternatives to conventional gender roles and behaviors using a curriculum of age and developmentally appropriate activities designed to stimulate discussion and reflection among VYA girls and boys.
Many healthcare professionals lack adequate training on the specific needs of LGBTQ+ patients, who may have unique concerns due to social stress, stigmatization, and rejection from friends and families. This article provides strategies that healthcare professionals can utilize to create more accepting and supportive environments for LGBTQ+ patients and to provide high-quality care.