The Regional Coastal Biodiversity Project (RCBP) aims to protect nature and livelihoods for future generations by reducing threats to biodiversity in bordering coastal-marine ecosystems in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala along Central America’s Northern Triangle. This brief provides an overview of RCBP’s gender-responsive strategies, activities, and outcomes to date across project sites.
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.
The war in Ukraine has had devastating impacts on women and girls worldwide, widening gender gaps, and increasing rates of food insecurity, malnutrition, and energy poverty. The ensuing cost-of-living crisis has acutely threatened women’s livelihoods, health, and wellbeing and stymied progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. This policy paper reviews the available evidence, recommending urgent attention to its consequences for women and girls.
Child support—a monetary transfer from a non-resident parent to a lone parent to assist with the cost of raising children following union dissolution—is a critical source of income for the increasing proportion of lone-mother families, especially those at risk of experiencing poverty and material hardship. This policy brief highlights the importance of child support for lone-mother families and factors that may prevent lone mothers from receiving this transfer and offers a series of recommendations to ensure regular and adequate child support is provided.
This research brief looks to understand the effects of the food insecurity crisis on the girls from "Real Choices, Real Lives", a qualitative, longitudinal study that has been tracking the lives of girls in nine countries in three regions for 15 years. Data from the study shows that the global food crisis reaches beyond contexts classified as at most risk of severe food insecurity, affecting girls in countries all over the world.
This HIP brief details how to comprehensively develop, implement, and monitor policies to support high-quality family planning at scale. The brief offers evidence and tips to support policies that enable rights-based family planning, an essential component in creating an enabling environment for and guiding the provision of high-quality family planning programs and services.
This brief describes the evidence from interventions that use reflective dialogue, interpersonal communication, mass and/or social media, digital technologies, or a combination of these channels to fortify or shift social norms to increase social support for voluntary family planning.