To ensure the accessibility of the Journal of Adolescent Health's research supplement, "Shared Roots, Different Branches", this advocacy summary synthesizes the supplement's key themes, such as how parental and community pressures, vague laws, poverty, and unintended pregnancy can push girls (and sometimes boys) into early marriage; how these factors shape girls’ experiences within marriage; and how to address the root cause of child marriage: patriarchal control of girls’ sexuality.
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.