The purpose of this toolkit is to support governments and national stakeholders in incorporating a strategic focus on care and gender equality into COVID-19 response and recovery action. The toolkit uses a step-by-step approach and shares examples that can be adapted to specific country contexts, taking into account economic preconditions, institutional structures, as well as traditions and cultures that profoundly shape the provision of care.
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 toolkit provides practical, how-to guidance on preventing, mitigating, and responding to gender-based violence (GBV) for agriculture and market systems development technical staff and gender and social inclusion advisors. The toolkit focuses on GBV within the context of day-to-day agriculture programming.
The Choices and Challenges tool highlights trends in women’s contraceptive uptake, discontinuation, and method-switching by age group, as well as reasons for discontinuation and related reproductive outcomes, in an accessible, user-friendly format. The 2022 update now includes data for Liberia and Rwanda. The web feature is designed to support policy and program decisionmakers in delivering high-quality, client-centered care that enables women and couples to make the best family planning choices for themselves.
This toolkit provides strategies and tools for designing, implementing, and evaluating mental health and psychosocial support programs and activities for youth in low- and middle-income countries and conflict-affected contexts. The toolkit provides helpful guidance, tips, and resources on where to start and how to program effectively in development and humanitarian contexts. The toolkit is also available in Arabic and French.
YP2LE conducted an assessment of the most important barriers and knowledge gaps related to young women’s economic empowerment. Based on their findings, YP2LE created this toolkit, which provides effective tips and links to tools that can be applied when carrying out gender- and/or youth-focused analysis during the start-up phases of economic growth programming targeting youth.
These interactive maps display the prevalence of CEFM and FGM/C in countries where these harmful practices occur. Stakeholders can use these maps to identify locations with high rates of CEFM and FGM/C—particularly “hot spots” at the national and subnational levels. This information, along with a context analysis, can help inform the implementation of programming to help reduce these harmful practices.