“Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action”, a practical tool that provides guidance to front-line humanitarian workers on how to integrate gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls throughout the humanitarian action cycle, launched on April 17th.
Having female genital cutting/mutilation performed by health care professionals (medicalization) and reduced severity of cutting have been advanced as strategies for the minimizing health risks of this practice, sparking ongoing debates. This study summarizes key debates and critically assesses supporting evidence.
UNFPA has launched an updated version of their free online course, Managing Gender-Based Violence Programs in Emergencies. The course targets new or emerging gender-based violence (GBV) specialists, humanitarian or development practitioners, and others who want to increase their knowledge of GBV prevention and response in emergencies. The course is available in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is associated with negative physical and mental health outcomes. Antenatal care can act as a link to IPV services, but experiencing IPV may be associated with reduced uptake of antenatal care. A scoping review was conducted to synthesize quantitative research on IPV and uptake of antenatal care in low-resource settings.
Limited evidence exists on the effectiveness of male engagement interventions and how they impact relationship power dynamics and women’s decisionmaking. This study assessed the impact of the Bandebereho gender-transformative couples’ intervention on multiple behavioral and health-related outcomes influenced by gender norms and power relations.
This brief investigates the associations between bullying, violence, and other risk and protective factors that contribute to poor mental health among in-school adolescent girls and boys, specifically the gendered drivers of poor mental health and its association with other health and development outcomes, such as substance use, sexual activity, violence, and suicide.