On December 5, program implementers, researchers, and policymakers came together for a virtual learning event, "Examining Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response Efforts," which coincided with the 16 Days of Activism Against GBV Campaign. This blog draws on the discussion from the event and provides insights on the challenges from this work, evidence-based programming from across the globe, future opportunities for the field, and resources to support program implementers and advocates in advancing these efforts.
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.
The second and final installment of the "IGWG Members Take the Mic" blog series, "Addressing Community Backlash to Male Engagement in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Gender-Based Violence Interventions," is now available! This blog discusses community backlash, or adverse reactions in communities, to male engagement interventions that utilize gender transformative approaches to prevent gender-based violence (GBV) and promote sexual and reproductive health (SRH).
An accountable gender-based violence (GBV) humanitarian response system is characterized by how decisions are made and implemented. This report examines how responsible authorities can plan and implement accountable GBV prevention and response systems for affected people, how life-saving information should be provided to survivors and those at high risk of GBV during and after emergencies, and how GBV in emergencies programming can be designed with the participation of survivors.
The European Union for Gender Equality: Together Against Gender Stereotypes and Gender-Based Violence (EU4GE) program strengthens women’s and men’s equal rights and opportunities by shifting social perceptions, challenging gender stereotypes, and increasing men’s participation in unpaid domestic and care work. This report shares the stories of the inspiring changemakers involved in the EU4GE program who helped increase accessibility to and knowledge of gender-based violence resources, engage men in their children’s health and wellbeing, and more.
The impacts of the climate, nature, and pollution crises are demonstrating that environmental programming does intersect with gender-based violence. In this blog, UNDP shares three things they’ve learned from working on gender equality and environmental and social safeguarding in environmental programming.
The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Referral Pathway provides frontline workers responding to GBV with a one-stop guide that includes information on services presently being offered in Prague. It supports coordination among service providers to meet the needs of survivors. It safely links survivors to supportive and competent services in a timely way and includes any or all of the following: safety and security, health, case management, psychosocial, legal/justice, and follow-up services.