This resource shares EnCompass’ four-part model for gender analysis, brought to life through two real-world examples from activities supporting the transformation of unequal gender norms and dynamics. The first example comes from a monitoring and evaluation platform in Lebanon and the second is a gender analysis supporting a health systems strengthening project in Ethiopia.
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 report provides a summary of research-to-date on the effectiveness of the anticipatory action approach, particularly in relation to return on investment and effects at the household level. The report also includes some specific guidance on addressing GBV in anticipatory action, looking at emerging evidence, as well as providing specific recommendations for GBV coordinators, GBV specialists, and those supporting risk mitigation interventions.
This report discusses the proven and promising interventions from past experiences mitigating mental health impacts that can be applied to today’s COVID-19 crisis—especially for the most vulnerable children and adolescents. These include social protection, caregiver skills and support, community and social support, life skills and school-based programs, and specialized care.
This resource aims to inform organizations managing Safe Spaces in the development of gender transformative approaches that not only address the immediate needs of women and girls, but whose impact also extends to shift the preconceptions, stereotypes, and norms that inhibit the evolution of gender dynamics, particularly in communities with deeply ingrained patriarchal attitudes.
This report documents the methods, findings, and key learnings of a qualitative study conducted in four provinces in Burundi to explore social norms related to the reproductive health behaviors of unmarried adolescent girls and young women. Additionally, the study simultaneously aimed to identify relevant individuals and groups who influence and uphold these social norms. The report is available in English and French.
In this analysis, Health Policy Plus examines the policy environment for male engagement in family planning across 26 USAID priority countries for family planning. The in-depth analysis examines national polices for reproductive health and family planning and/or gender, and offers priority policy actions that strengthen a supportive environment for engaging men and boys in family planning programs and services.