Understanding the complexities around how girls and young women exercise their power within or outside marriage is essential to better understand how to support girls and young women. This report aims to do just that and to more fully recognize the experiences and needs of girls and young women who are already married. This report highlights the struggles, including a high risk of violence and negative traditional gender roles, these girls and young women are facing while attempting to find a better situation for themselves, and offers recommendations for policy and programming.
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 blog asserts that in order to end school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV), advocates must dismantle the culture of violence and raise girls and boys to be equal so classrooms can be safe environments for children to learn and thrive. Additionally, those working in SRGBV prevention should operate within existing legal frameworks, center survivors, and address the toxic notions of masculinity and power.
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.
This assessment looks at civil service organizations partnering with the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage, and reviews and documents organizations that are youth- or women-led and those supporting adolescent girls’ empowerment and agency in health. The assessment seeks to guide UNICEF and UNFPA on how better to support and identify opportunities for improving gender-transformative approaches within the Global Programme going forward.
This report shares highlights from Coligação para Eliminação dos Casamentos Prematuros (CECAP, the Girls Not Brides National Partnership to End Child Marriage in Mozambique), a civil society organization collective invested in strengthening their gender-transformative skills, knowledge, and leadership to systematically analyze and address the root causes of gender inequality at the individual and systems levels. This report includes a review of the evidence and data, the partnership's gender-transformative ranking, and a road map of priorities for collective action to advance girls' rights.
To put in place inclusive strategies that increase the resilience of women and men in all their diversity, there is an urgent need to better understand the gendered effects of climate change across countries. To achieve this goal, this paper explores the connections between phenomena related to climate change and gender related outcomes—including child marriage, adolescent births, and intimate partner violence— in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste.