This study examines how mental health is approached in current literature on child marriage. Findings highlight that while significant emotional distress and specific mental health conditions are linked to child marriage, gaps in our understanding remain. The article also outlines a series of community-oriented interventions that blend psychological, social, and structural support to promote mental health and wellbeing in the context of child marriage.
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.
Conducted in urban Kampala, this study examines the complex contexts within which women make decisions about reporting domestic violence. Based on an intersecting theoretical lens of structural violence, power, and the body, findings suggested that women reported to formal structures primarily for severe physical or economic abuse; women did not report less severe abuse, and often abandoned reporting even severe abuse. Yet, while overwhelmingly women were discouraged from reporting domestic abuse, there were important signs of change.
This study highlights failures to factor in gender in COVID-19 education responses and widening gaps in access to quality education following school closures. The study shows that despite governments’ and partners’ swift responses to school closures, remote learning strategies in most countries failed to account for gender-based considerations and barriers that children face at home.
Recent experiences from global outbreaks have highlighted the severe disruptions in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services that expose women and girls to preventable health risks. This review found that in outbreak situations, SRH and pregnancy outcomes were improved by implementing laboratory surveillance, free-of-cost contraceptive services, improved screening through professional training, and quality of care.
This study explores emerging opportunities for social transformation in the context of sedimented layers of male privilege and the questioning of restrictive gender norms in two Iraqi governorates. Among the promising pathways for change are awareness-raising activities with male allies, alongside other longer-term efforts advancing transformative change in attitudes, practices, and behaviors.
Based on a survey of practitioners working across conservation projects, the findings in this paper demonstrate the importance of both external drivers (funding requirements) and a supportive environment (capacity building, technical, and financial support) in incentivizing a focus on gender in the conservation sphere.