Evidence to End FGM/C is a research program to help end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) within one generation. The program examined FGM/C and its association with HIV, fistula, and early/child marriage. The findings are documented in a set of six research reports and three evidence briefs.
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 report covers the status of laws, policies, and practices that block or support pregnant or married girls’ access to education on the African continent, which has the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world. It also provides key recommendations for much-needed reforms.
Presentation includes research in Ethiopia on the connection between child marriage, couple communication, and intimate partner violence.
Presentation summary of the journal article, "Child marriage and intimate partner violence: a comparative study of 34 countries" which uses DHS data to conclude women who marry as children are more likely to experience IPV globally and that national age of marriage laws may not be sufficient.
Studies in South Asia suggest child marriage is a strong risk factor for intimate partner violence (IPV), but evidence outside the region is lacking. This study looks at linkages between child marriage and IPV across 34 countries.
This PRB policy brief explores trends in child marriage and the benefits of delaying marriage. It examines promising approaches in developing countries to end child marriage and provides recommendations to advance policy and advocacy efforts.