This technical note provides an overview of gender transformative approaches to ending female genital mutilation (FGM) including program strategies, reference tools and resources, and case studies based on recommendations from the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Program on the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation: Accelerating Change, as well as UNICEF’s experience in implementing programs addressing FGM.
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 assessment looks at civil service organizations partnering with the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage, and reviews and documents organizations that are youth- or women-led and those supporting adolescent girls’ empowerment and agency in health. The assessment seeks to guide UNICEF and UNFPA on how better to support and identify opportunities for improving gender-transformative approaches within the Global Programme going forward.
This report shares highlights from Coligação para Eliminação dos Casamentos Prematuros (CECAP, the Girls Not Brides National Partnership to End Child Marriage in Mozambique), a civil society organization collective invested in strengthening their gender-transformative skills, knowledge, and leadership to systematically analyze and address the root causes of gender inequality at the individual and systems levels. This report includes a review of the evidence and data, the partnership's gender-transformative ranking, and a road map of priorities for collective action to advance girls' rights.
Women aged 50 years and over account for over a quarter of the world’s female population, yet they are almost entirely invisible in debates on gender equality globally—including those related to gender and health. This brief argues that progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) can contribute to a more gender equal world. However, this will only happen if governments invest in gender transformative approaches to UHC that meet the needs and uphold the rights of women and girls of all ages, including older women.
The aim of this guide is to catalyze higher impact through intentional gender-transformative collective action. Through a series of steps, the guide supports civil service organizations in strengthening their gender-transformative skills, knowledge, and leadership to systematically analyze and address the root causes of gender inequality, both at the individual and a systems level.
Supportive supervision (SS) focuses on improving the supervisor-provider relationship to set performance objectives and expectations, monitor performance and provide feedback, address training and professional development needs, solve problems, and motivate and support providers to improve productivity. This technical brief provides a theoretical framework that brings together SS as a critically important mechanism for improving the health workplace environment and service delivery, and gender analysis as a tool to illuminate human relationships, power dynamics, and norms.