Of the 1.8 billion people who menstruate each month, 500 million are unable to adequately manage menstruation, leading to health, economic, and safety concerns. This policy brief explores menstrual health and management (MHM) in the context of human security, examines current policies and initiatives to promote proper MHM, and offers recommendations to improve MHM globally.
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.
Chronic food insecurity leads to micronutrient malnutrition in women and their babies which in humanitarian contexts is further exacerbated as antenatal, postnatal, and obstetric care services are disrupted. Monitoring the nutrition status of women and girls is critical to inform and guide targeted nutrition interventions in both development and humanitarian contexts. This policy brief offers recommendations and guidelines regarding micronutrient interventions for agencies working with women and girls in humanitarian settings
This document provides a snapshot of the extent to which, and in what ways, women and women’s rights organizations have led and participated meaningfully in the COVID-19 response and recovery in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. This research was conducted through consultation with key actors utilizing the Framework for Measuring Women’s Leadership and Meaningful Participation in COVID-19 Responses.
This analysis brings together, for the first time, comparative data from across the Americas on the state of Afrodescendant women’s maternal health. The document provides action-oriented recommendations to reduce maternal mortality and ensure the highest attainable standard of maternal health for girls and women of African descent in the Americas in the short and medium terms.
This gender brief provides an analysis of the access to employment and livelihoods of refugees from Ukraine and the gendered impacts of this access on their lives. The brief builds primarily on secondary data complemented by primary data analysis covering the situation of refugees from Ukraine living in Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.
Supportive supervision (SS) focuses on improving the supervisor-provider relationship to set performance objectives and expectations, monitor performance and provide feedback, address training and professional development needs, solve problems, and motivate and support providers to improve productivity. This technical brief provides a theoretical framework that brings together SS as a critically important mechanism for improving the health workplace environment and service delivery, and gender analysis as a tool to illuminate human relationships, power dynamics, and norms.