Household surveys, a principal source of data on violence against women and girls (VAWG), often underrepresent the extent of the problem due to the survivors’ shame, stigmatization, fear of consequences, and other barriers. This blog outlines a recent IFPRI discussion paper on a randomized experiment in Senegal comparing two methods of survey data collection on VAWG, showing that an anonymous approach yielded consistently higher reported levels of violence across a diverse set of VAWG indicators, as compared to in-person interviews.
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 study explores how programs and policies to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls (VAWG) have been integrated and addressed within post-conflict state-building policy and programming, and how, in conflict-affected countries, VAWG is related to efforts to achieve peace and stability.