Years of instability in Lakes State, South Sudan, have negatively impacted people’s lives, exacerbating the inequalities women and girls are facing and resulting in high levels of gender-based violence (GBV) and forced marriages. This briefing draws on the perspectives of citizens and authorities to examine the conflict, GBV, and mental health challenges that women in Lakes State face. It also provides recommendations for governments, international NGOs, civil society and traditional leaders to tackle these challenges.
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 UNFPA in Myanmar commissioned this study to gain an initial insight into the sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender-based violence prevention and response, and mental health and psychosocial support needs of persons with disabilities in the program’s target states in Myanmar. The findings of this assessment informed the formulation of practical recommendations for improving the delivery of services to persons with disabilities in the country.
This brief investigates the associations between bullying, violence, and other risk and protective factors that contribute to poor mental health among in-school adolescent girls and boys, specifically the gendered drivers of poor mental health and its association with other health and development outcomes, such as substance use, sexual activity, violence, and suicide.