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.
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 aims to lay a foundation to build a common understanding and coordinated approach to creating a participatory space to engage adolescents and adults in all their diversity and other key stakeholders on the aspirations, challenges, needs, and priorities of adolescent girls and young women. This resource provides practical tools and tips for consulting with diverse adolescent girls, their families, and communities.
This resource provides operating units with an overview of key considerations and programming recommendations for USAID activities to make simple and effective adaptations to their COVID-19 response plus address emerging and existing gender inequality gaps. The tool offers guidance on how to avoid doing harm and mitigate the risk of gender-based violence, including sexual exploitation and abuse. This resource is also available in Spanish and French.
This comprehensive framework and toolkit serves organizations wanting to conduct a gender analysis with the intersectionality lens of sex, gender, age, and social inclusion, particularly for sexual and reproductive health and rights. The GYSI framework also has a rapid Risk Assessment Matrix, which can support organizations conducting risk assessments of an intervention geography or population.
This interactive tool highlights trends in women’s contraceptive use by age group, as well as reasons for discontinuation and related reproductive outcomes. By understanding their choices, health policy and program decisionmakers can better deliver high-quality, client-centered services that enable women and couples to make the best family planning choices for themselves. This spring 2021 update includes data from Mali, plus new data from Bangladesh and Zambia.
Women and girls are among the population groups most deeply impacted by compounding effects of global disruptions, from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change. This article presents an analysis of the gendered impacts of crises and the need to prioritize high-impact, cross-cutting best practices to address them, including increased access to voluntary family planning and reproductive health through holistic approaches.