This how-to note guides practitioners working across sectors in how to build, strengthen, and maintain referral networks. Building referral networks, or strengthening existing networks, is crucial to providing survivors of gender-based violence with access to timely, safe, and confidential services that can support their immediate and long-term health, healing, and empowerment.
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.
The war in Ukraine has had devastating impacts on women and girls worldwide, widening gender gaps, and increasing rates of food insecurity, malnutrition, and energy poverty. The ensuing cost-of-living crisis has acutely threatened women’s livelihoods, health, and wellbeing and stymied progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. This policy paper reviews the available evidence, recommending urgent attention to its consequences for women and girls.
This synthesis report showcases recent programmatic and advocacy successes and highlights remaining knowledge and implementation gaps in GBV prevention and response and serves as a guide to those working in this community, as well as in SRHR. It summarizes the GBV Task Force’s learnings over the life of the PACE Project and, based on these learnings, suggests actions to strengthen GBV prevention and response.
This research brief summarizes the methods, findings, and conclusions of a rapid literature review of systematic reviews of evaluated gender transformative health programs. It sheds light on how best to achieve gender equality and health outcomes through gender transformative programming. The brief also provides recommendations for program implementers, policy advocates, and funders for improving the effectiveness and sustainability of gender transformative health programs.
The Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) Gender Integration Continuum is a necessary tool to identify whether an intervention encourages gender equity to improve development outcomes, such as in reproductive health. The Gender Integration Continuum graphic is available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.
This report provides evidence that Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS) and the "Data to Action" model contribute to policy change to end violence. The VACS data, and associated processes to use the data, provide evidence that violence against children and adolescents is a knowable, solvable problem. The data also provide the foundation for developing interventions that work and measuring progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals