Evidence to End FGM/C is a research program to help end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) within one generation. The program examined FGM/C and its association with HIV, fistula, and early/child marriage. The findings are documented in a set of six research reports and three evidence briefs.
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.
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.
Traditional gender norms in Nepal contribute to a lack of opportunity for women and girls and limit their access to reproductive health services. Early adolescence provides a key opportunity to shift these harmful norms. The results of this study suggest that family- and community-based interventions can be effective at improving gender equity among very young adolescents.
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.
This report covers the status of laws, policies, and practices that block or support pregnant or married girls’ access to education on the African continent, which has the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world. It also provides key recommendations for much-needed reforms.
This blog reflects the thoughts of an advocate, professional, and a mother. "Two key lessons I learned through this experience were that (1) we mustn’t underestimate young people and (2) getting results out of policies is hard work."