Girls’ undereducation creates a wide range of negative impacts for girls, their families, and their communities. This study documents connects low educational attainment for girls with several domains of interest and their economic implications, including standards of living, child marriage, population growth, health and well-being, and agency and decisionmaking.
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.
In this brief, researchers examine progress in achieving gender equality in education on multiple fronts, such as increasing grade attainment, closing gender gaps in attainment, and increasing literacy levels.