This article provides a framework to identify the resources, institutions, and processes that shape adolescents’ gendered choices and behaviors according to a recent qualitative, longitudinal study. This understanding can be used to inform decisions about when and where to intervene with program and policy levers
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 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.
This resource aims to break down some of the persistent myths concerning female virginity and establish health provider responsibilities around virginity testing.
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.
The fully revised UN International technical guidance on sexuality education advocates for quality comprehensive sexuality education to promote health and well-being, respect for human rights and gender equality, and empowers children and young people to lead healthy, safe and productive lives.