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).
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 World Health Organization strongly encourages men to support women in receiving maternal healthcare. However, especially in developing countries, maternal healthcare has traditionally been viewed as solely a women’s issue. This study aims to understand how gender-based roles, psychosocial variation, and power relations are related to child delivery and postnatal care services.
The first installment of the “IGWG Members Take the Mic” blog series, “Infertility Matters: Embracing the Gendered Spectrum of Stigma, Needs, and Experiences in Sub-Saharan Africa,” is now available! This blog shares findings and insights from a literature review—conducted by the Agency for All project—that aimed to explore myths and misperceptions, social consequences, and crosscutting factors associated with reproductive agency and infertility, as well as to identify promising, infertility-related social and behavior change and gender transformative programs from across sub-Saharan Africa and globally.
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.
Based on a literature review and interviews with key stakeholders, this technical brief synthesizes current research into how masculinities and disabilities intersect in conflict and post-conflict settings. It outlines evidenced-based strategies for meaningful engagement with men and boys and sheds light on how to equip them with the skills they need to play a role in peaceful societies that are both gender- and disability-inclusive.
This report explores how, when men are affected by armed violence, women and girls are also indirectly or directly victimized. The report highlights the specific protection risks affecting adolescent boys and men and how this affects their economic and psychological wellbeing. It reflects on the intersectionality of their struggles and the effects that this has on girls and women, as well as the society at large.