Gender norms influence the ability of individuals, couples, and families to meet their desired family planning needs. This resource helps health care providers overcome biases and offer quality, gender-sensitive, transformative services to enable all clients to make voluntary and informed decisions about their family planning needs, improving both gender equality and reproductive health outcomes.
This brief investigates the associations between bullying, violence, and other risk and protective factors that contribute to poor mental health among in-school adolescent girls and boys, specifically the gendered drivers of poor mental health and its association with other health and development outcomes, such as substance use, sexual activity, violence, and suicide.
In this brief, researchers examine progress in achieving gender equality in education on multiple fronts, such as increasing grade attainment, closing gender gaps in attainment, and increasing literacy levels.
A policy brief analyzing the connections between violent extremism and masculinities. Given that violent extremist groups seek and recruit disillusioned young men, this argues that young men are drawn to such groups more out of an inherent need to fulfill their identities as men than the group's beliefs.
This brief presents data to help policymakers and others understand the nature and extent of the harm caused by IPV, especially as it relates to women’s reproductive health, family planning, and autonomy, and highlights opportunities for action.
"Family planning saves lives" is a simple health prescription that resonates globally. A critical challenge is to ensure that policies and programs embrace the well-established benefits of enabling women to choose whether and when to become pregnant—actions and values that are integral to human rights. Policymakers should be asking, "What do human rights mean in relation to family planning, how do we incorporate them into our country family planning and development plans, and why is that important?"