This document is intended to guide program managers, planners, and decision makers in identifying inequities in family planning and interventions to reduce them. The guide was developed through consultation and deliberation with technical experts in family planning and health equity and builds upon the discussion paper on equity in family planning.
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 how-to note details the practices that are recommended by each set of standards on Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Sexual Harassment. The note lists practices under policy, prevention, response, and reporting plus provides additional points to consider in the application of global standards.
This how-to note on identifying and advancing equitable social norms introduces the definition of social norms, including gender norms, and how these norms relate to gender-based violence; the process for identifying and exploring social norms; and a worksheet to help readers apply this information.
This guidance note provides insights and recommendations on how to monitor social norm shifts in community-based programs, drawing on a review of literature, experiences, and learning. It is intended for practitioners across sectors, who are responsible for designing, implementing, and monitoring social and behavior change programs.