This updated service delivery brief provides evidence-based strategies supporting drug shops and pharmacies providing a wider variety of family planning methods and information. With training and support, staff can facilitate the use of a broad range of modern contraception—especially in areas where the unmet need is high, access to family planning services is poor, and health worker shortages and other barriers prevent women, men, and youth from accessing family planning services.
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.
This policy brief advocates for family-friendly policies to protect and ensure social protection and care systems that are good for children, good for women, and good for the economy. The brief features an increased focus on the well-being and working conditions of caregivers in the informal economy and their children’s development in low- and middle-income countries.
This policy brief provides a series of recommendations for improving national data on violence against children and adolescents and using data and evidence to strengthen national-level violence prevention efforts. The findings and recommendations are based on the results of a global meta-analysis of factors associated with physical, sexual, and emotional violence against children in low- and middle-income countries.
This summary gathers top considerations and recommendations from IUCN’s expansive study on Gender-Based Violence and Environment Linkages: The Violence of Inequality. Published in this critical post-2020 period of environmental decision-making, and with less than a decade to meet targets of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this summary is designed to support policymakers and implementers to address and respond to gender-based violence and environment links.
This brief highlights the adaptive management approaches used and learning gained throughout implementation of two Passages Project-supported interventions during the period of 2015–2020: Masculinite, Famille, et Foi and Growing Up GREAT!. You can also view the recording for the associated webinar, “Learning, Adapting, and Norms-Shifting: Lessons from the Passages Project,” in both French and English.
This how-to note on identifying and advancing equitable social norms introduces the definition of social norms, including gender norms, and how these norms relate to gender-based violence; the process for identifying and exploring social norms; and a worksheet to help readers apply this information.