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).
Women and girls are among the hardest hit by the dual climate and health crisis across the globe. This blog explores the impacts that climate change and women’s role in healthcare systems have on everyone’s health and well-being, and the critical importance of centering women and girls in climate-health interventions.
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.
For women living with HIV, cost, distance and stigma can present major barriers to treatment. To ease these challenges, UNFPA launched a program in Indonesia in 2020 offering cash vouchers to people living with HIV. This blog shares the impacts of this program, as well as explores UNFPA’s efforts to strengthen peer support networks for women living with HIV.
In Yemen, the devastating repercussions of climate change, exacerbated by an eight-year-long war, have taken a severe toll. The impact is particularly pronounced for women, as the combination of insufficient access to food, water, and healthcare, coupled with heightened levels of stress and overexertion, poses significant risks to pregnancies and childbirth. This blog shares the story of Umm Mahra, a pregnant mother, shedding light on the hardships she and her family face and underscoring the urgent need for assistance in the country.