JAH has launched a special research supplement and advocacy summary designed to guide activists, practitioners, and researchers to reframe child marriage, reconsider what it will take to end this harmful practice, and reinforce girls’ and boys’ rights globally. The research supplement highlights how child, early, and forced marriage is happening in different ways around the world. The advocacy summary highlights key themes; how these factors shape girls’ experiences within marriage; and how to address the root cause of child marriage: patriarchal control of girls’ sexuality.
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 Passages Project has developed a five-module social norms training curriculum that explores social norms concepts, program approaches, and the benefits and challenges of engaging in normative change efforts. Participants will consider what their projects are doing and can do to address normative shifts, what they can hope to accomplish within project timeframes, and the types of partnerships needed to facilitate such work.
“Hey Sister! Show Me the Mobile Money!” is an interactive voice response (IVR) campaign designed to increase women’s ability to access and use digital financial services. It consists of 25 free audio lessons available in 16 local languages spoken across Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Facilitation tools are also available for partners to adopt and use.
UN Women conducted Rapid Gender Assessments in 13 countries focused on violence against women (VAW) and COVID-19, producing the first set of reliable, cross-country, and nationally representative data on topics related to VAW, women’s safety at home and in the public sphere during COVID-19, and access to resources and services. The resources from this study include the data, a report, and a technical note.
This program aims to build GBV global capacity through the local development and implementation of evidence-building activities in three major components: a free, self-paced virtual course; individualized technical advising and support to humanitarian agencies seeking to conduct GBV research or improve their monitoring and evaluation systems; and direct support of humanitarian agencies to conduct their own research and bridge knowledge gaps.
CHARISMA is an empowerment counseling intervention designed to help women use oral pre-exposure prophylaxis and other antiretroviral-based HIV prevention technologies safely and effectively by addressing dynamics of their relationships with male partners, including exposure to intimate partner violence. The mobile version of CHARISMA is now available, featuring accessible counseling materials and videos, especially during times of human resource constraint within the COVID-19 pandemic.