As a core partner on the Population Council-led consortium Evidence to End FGM/C: Research to Help Girls and Women Thrive, PRB’s role is to build the consortium’s capacity for research uptake and to develop innovative tools and products to improve how researchers communicate their findings about FGM/C to key decisionmakers. From 2015 to 2019, the African-led consortium developed innovative research methods and uncovered new evidence...
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 web feature outlines the best available information on the impact of the medicalization of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). It synthesizes quantitative data on trends over time, the relationship between medicalization and overall FGM/C prevalence, and qualitative data on provider and community perspectives.
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.
This short video shares key lessons from two studies in Egypt and Sudan that looked at effective elements of various social marketing campaigns. The video highlights how the four P’s—product, price, place, and promotion—can be used to design a high-quality FGM/C campaign.
This quick reference guide aims to help researchers, advocates, program managers, and policymakers understand, interpret, and use the latest female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) data with the goal to help end FGM/C within one generation.
Having female genital cutting/mutilation performed by health care professionals (medicalization) and reduced severity of cutting have been advanced as strategies for the minimizing health risks of this practice, sparking ongoing debates. This study summarizes key debates and critically assesses supporting evidence.