ICRW conducted a scoping and mapping exercise in Kenya, Uganda, and India to explore the roll-out and implementation of health and socio-economic-related COVID-19 policy responses, and to understand the status and specific challenges of urban informal women workers in each context. This brief shares findings, case studies, and recommendations from these research exercises.
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.
UNFPA APRO developed tools for country offices and partners to strengthen gender-based violence (GBV) and disability inclusion programming, including a tip-sheet on disability inclusion in GBV programming and a GBV and disability inclusion assessment tool. The lessons learned from the implementation of the tools informed this documentation on promising practices and innovative approaches to disability inclusion in GBV programming adopted by UNFPA country offices and their partners in the Asia-Pacific region.
knowing the huge scale and wide-reaching impacts of school-related gender-based violence, not enough is being done politically to end violence in schools, and to recognize and address the gendered drivers and dimensions of violence. This brief sets out clear and specific recommendations for governments to urgently prioritize and implement so that all schools are safe places for all students whatever their gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation.
This thematic brief summarizes key takeaways from an interagency “Learning Corner” event hosted on July 17, 2023 and organized by the Regional Safeguarding and Protection From Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Network in the Ukraine Refugee Response. The brief seeks to highlight promising practices and capture the key lessons learned from the Ukraine refugee response on government engagement in SEA.
This knowledge brief aims to inspire and encourage policymakers, activists, practitioners, and researchers as they ask themselves how innovation may better fit into and strengthen their work to prevent violence against women and girls. It offers a goal-based working definition of innovation, describing promising innovative approaches through examples and making the case for further advancements, without compromising ethical and safety standards or evidence generation.
Years of instability in Lakes State, South Sudan, have negatively impacted people’s lives, exacerbating the inequalities women and girls are facing and resulting in high levels of gender-based violence (GBV) and forced marriages. This briefing draws on the perspectives of citizens and authorities to examine the conflict, GBV, and mental health challenges that women in Lakes State face. It also provides recommendations for governments, international NGOs, civil society and traditional leaders to tackle these challenges.