The race to adapt to COVID-19 has resulted in a shift to virtual formats for healthcare training and service provision, amplifying reliance on digital technologies. This blog post explores what this means for women seeking services but lacking the knowledge of and access to these technologies.
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.
When health providers are not well themselves, they are less likely to effectively help others. Addressing the mental health of health providers as they provide GBV services to survivors requires approaches that strengthen the mental health wellness and resiliency of both individuals and their communities. This blog provides an overview of the mental health effects of care work and GBV service provision on health providers, approaches to support self-care and improved health systems, and policy recommendations for the future.
Women living with fistula often experience stigma and abuse and become victims of violence and cruelty because of their condition. This blog post highlights the MOMENTUM project’s plans to work in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, to help women living with or treated for fistula effectively reintegrate back into their communities and to connect gender-based violence screening with health services and fistula care.
Writer Natalie Apcar shares highlights from the latest Knowledge SUCCESS Gender Analysis—a deep dive into gender and knowledge management for global health programs, particularly family planning and reproductive health—and provides recommendations for responding to some key challenges, plus a guiding quiz for getting started.
This blog post describes the impact of SHOPS Plus’ integrated intimate partner violence and family planning digital campaign project in India, targeting women and their partners using the hashtag #KyaYeHinsaNahi? (“Is this not violence?”). The campaign aimed to recognize intimate partner violence in its early stages and empower women to take action and seek help.
Climate change is a justice issue that requires us to dismantle systems that oppress, exclude, disadvantage, and prevent people from accessing resources and opportunities for adaptation, while privileging others who have power and decision-making control. The writers list the steps IIED is taking to integrate gender transformative and intersectional approaches in their work.