The European Union for Gender Equality: Together Against Gender Stereotypes and Gender-Based Violence (EU4GE) program strengthens women’s and men’s equal rights and opportunities by shifting social perceptions, challenging gender stereotypes, and increasing men’s participation in unpaid domestic and care work. This report shares the stories of the inspiring changemakers involved in the EU4GE program who helped increase accessibility to and knowledge of gender-based violence resources, engage men in their children’s health and wellbeing, and more.
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.
The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Referral Pathway provides frontline workers responding to GBV with a one-stop guide that includes information on services presently being offered in Prague. It supports coordination among service providers to meet the needs of survivors. It safely links survivors to supportive and competent services in a timely way and includes any or all of the following: safety and security, health, case management, psychosocial, legal/justice, and follow-up services.
In reponse to a need for an efficient and effective way to monitor routine screening for gender-based violence (GBV), D4I developed a report that highlights data collection and reporting practices related to GBV identification and response within family planning clinics and facilities that provide sexual and reproductive health services. This report describes facility-level data collection processes, identifies information gaps, and explores barriers and facilitators to collecting information on GBV identification and response.
Humanitarian assistance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been inadequate for many years, with a widening gap between assistance coverage and growing needs. Due to these limited resources, the WFP has only been able to reach one third of the acutely food insecure in Eastern DRC, disproportionately impacting women and girls because of their responsibilities in caring for and feeding their households. As a result of this lack of resources, women and girls are forced to take greater risks to make ends meet, which leaves them vulnerable to increased cases of gender-based violence.
This review provides a gender-inclusive and disaggregated analysis of the adverse consequences faced by survivors of conflict-related sexual violence on their physical, psychological, and social dimensions of health. Barriers to accessing care were presented as emerging findings. The negative outcomes described in more studies were sexual and reproductive health issues, manifestation of symptoms attributable to post-traumatic stress disorder, and stigma.
This webinar highlighted the power of data and stories to raise awareness about the impacts of environmental degradation and climate change on the prevalence of gender-based violence. Speakers presented current efforts to collect this data, the role of data in developing programs related to environment and gender-based violence, and how data and stories can play a key role in development of national and international policies.