This meeting report shares key takeaways from the Interagency Gender Working Group’s (IGWG) Gender-Based Violence Task Force event “Exploring the Impact of Reproductive Coercion on Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes,” focusing on program implementation challenges and emerging issues in reproductive coercion, as well as promising practices for addressing reproductive coercion. The report also offers recommendations for program implementers, researchers, and governments, donors, and multi-lateral institutions that emerged from the discussion.
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.
RCRA and 1,000 Women’s Gardens for Health and Nutrition recently hosted a workshop in Kasese Town for 25 women (among them, 8 adolescent mothers) and five men from villages in five sub-counties. Through expert presentations, experience-sharing, small group work, and brainstorming, participants learned about the global and local causes of climate change actions local participants can take to mitigate negative impacts on their environment, livelihoods, and family health.
On Oct. 28, 2021, more than 200 participants from 40 countries joined the IGWG 2021 Plenary: “Exploring Gender Transformative Approaches: Lessons Learned and New Opportunities in Health Programming.” The event served as a springboard for stakeholder dialogue in exploring gender experts’ and advocates’ collective understanding of gender transformative programming, with the goal of coalescing on key findings and areas for future action. Key discussion points that emerged during the event are synthesized in a meeting report. The report also provides actionable recommendations for donors, decisionmakers, researchers, and program implementers to advance the utilization and integration of gender transformative programming.