This brief explores the linkages between gender norms and women’s land rights, applying these concepts to the land and natural resources sector. Intended for organizations designing and implementing programs on land tenure and land-based investment, the brief offers guidance on the steps to identify context-specific norms, design norms-shifting interventions, and monitor harmful shifts that hinder women’s access to and control over land and natural resources.
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.
This resource shares EnCompass’ four-part model for gender analysis, brought to life through two real-world examples from activities supporting the transformation of unequal gender norms and dynamics. The first example comes from a monitoring and evaluation platform in Lebanon and the second is a gender analysis supporting a health systems strengthening project in Ethiopia.
Recent experiences from global outbreaks have highlighted the severe disruptions in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services that expose women and girls to preventable health risks. This review found that in outbreak situations, SRH and pregnancy outcomes were improved by implementing laboratory surveillance, free-of-cost contraceptive services, improved screening through professional training, and quality of care.
This program aims to build GBV global capacity through the local development and implementation of evidence-building activities in three major components: a free, self-paced virtual course; individualized technical advising and support to humanitarian agencies seeking to conduct GBV research or improve their monitoring and evaluation systems; and direct support of humanitarian agencies to conduct their own research and bridge knowledge gaps.
This updated service delivery brief provides evidence-based strategies supporting drug shops and pharmacies providing a wider variety of family planning methods and information. With training and support, staff can facilitate the use of a broad range of modern contraception—especially in areas where the unmet need is high, access to family planning services is poor, and health worker shortages and other barriers prevent women, men, and youth from accessing family planning services.
These interactive maps display the prevalence of CEFM and FGM/C in countries where these harmful practices occur. Stakeholders can use these maps to identify locations with high rates of CEFM and FGM/C—particularly “hot spots” at the national and subnational levels. This information, along with a context analysis, can help inform the implementation of programming to help reduce these harmful practices.