In late 2020, Meta approached CARE USA with an intriguing question: What if social media could drive social and behavior change for positive public health outcomes? Download this playbook to learn how CARE tested these methods and learn how to use social and behavior change communication tactics to increase awareness about public health, gender-based violence, economic resilience, food security, climate change, and education.
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.
Local women-led and women’s rights organizations still face significant barriers to participation in the formal humanitarian architecture. They often report feeling looked down upon by larger organizations, unheard in decision-making spaces, and forced to defend their expertise. In this interview, Ms. Theresia Ngoe discusses the discrimination that local women-led and women’s rights organizations are facing in the humanitarian space and how to tackle the barriers that keep them from accessing funding and resources.
Migrants and women are among the groups that are at greater risk for and disproportionately affected by disasters. However, despite the large body of evidence that analyzes their vulnerability separately, disaster research that targets migrant women is scant. This scoping review aims to analyze the published scientific literature related to the vulnerability of migrant women and the consequent negative impact they experience during disasters.
UNFPA APRO developed tools for country offices and partners to strengthen gender-based violence (GBV) and disability inclusion programming, including a tip-sheet on disability inclusion in GBV programming and a GBV and disability inclusion assessment tool. The lessons learned from the implementation of the tools informed this documentation on promising practices and innovative approaches to disability inclusion in GBV programming adopted by UNFPA country offices and their partners in the Asia-Pacific region.
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.
Of the 1.8 billion people who menstruate each month, 500 million are unable to adequately manage menstruation, leading to health, economic, and safety concerns. This policy brief explores menstrual health and management (MHM) in the context of human security, examines current policies and initiatives to promote proper MHM, and offers recommendations to improve MHM globally.