This how-to note guides practitioners working across sectors in how to build, strengthen, and maintain referral networks. Building referral networks, or strengthening existing networks, is crucial to providing survivors of gender-based violence with access to timely, safe, and confidential services that can support their immediate and long-term health, healing, and empowerment.
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 guidance is a practical tool for implementing high-quality gender-based violence (GBV) interventions. It covers CARE’s GBV approaches, key principles to ensure best practice, and ten practical steps for designing, implementing, and evaluating safe and ethical GBV programming.
This how-to note provides guidance on adapting gender-based violence (GBV) programming in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. First, it identifies key arguments for why organizations addressing GBV must continue to adjust to the shifting landscape. Second, it describes how organizations can adapt by providing a curated and synthesized list of 15 core resources for navigating, identifying, and applying those most relevant for their work.
Site visits are an opportunity to assess the extent to which gender-based violence (GBV) is being effectively considered in activity implementation. However, they can also create serious risks for survivors, their families and communities, service providers, and the site visit team. This how-to-note instructs USAID staff and implementing partners on how to plan, host, and conduct safe and ethical site visits to strengthen GBV interventions.
This how-to note describes why self-care and collective care is essential for organizations addressing gender-based violence (GBV), both as an ethical imperative and a core component of quality programming. It includes definitions of self- and collective care, describes three pillars for systematically embedding self- and collective care at different organizational levels, reflects on the roles funders can play to create an enabling environment for incorporating self- and collective care in GBV work, and concludes with practical suggestions to put these ideas and strategies into action.
Adequate and validated indicators are essential for tracking progress on addressing menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) as an important health, education, gender equality, and water, sanitation, and hygiene issue. These recommended indicators monitor MHH for adolescent girls across priority domains and are intended to enable comparability across countries and over time.