USAID’s Water for Africa through Leadership and Institutional Support (WALIS) is working to bolster gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) in the WASH sector with the newly awarded grant, “Strengthening the Role of Women in WASH Leadership and Decision-Making in Ghana.” Under this grant, WALIS is working with Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) to support the organizational development of a women’s professional network (WiWASH) and work with two utility partners to develop gender-sensitive policies and procedures and provide training for staff.
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 new resource provides a rationale for why men and boys should be engaged in family planning (FP) efforts in cooperative ways that improve FP outcomes and facilitate women and girls’ agency. It provides a framework for implementing male engagement in FP programming that focuses on transforming inequitable gender norms while engaging men as users, supportive partners, and agents of change.
This study linked men's and women's responses from 33 different countries regarding men's involvement in the health of their partners and children. It examined whether men having correct knowledge, positive attitudes, and supportive behaviors toward the health of their partners and children has any impact on specific reproductive, maternal, and child health outcomes.
The WE3 Dashboard, housed on the International Data and Economic Analysis (IDEA) website, is a visual and interactive tool used to explore data related to women’s economic, social, and political inclusion. It allows users to assess the extent to which women participate in their respective economies, and compare the selected economy to regional, income group, and global averages.
Postabortion care provides a package of family planning and other services for women having complications from a miscarriage, incomplete abortion, or induced abortion. This course provides an overview of postabortion care and the evidence behind it, best practices for programming, and indicators for monitoring and evaluation.
This slide deck, funded by USAID through the Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) Project, consists of 57 data-driven slides that can be used by advocates, program planners, and funders, to make the case for engaging boys and men in family planning.