This field action report describes WI-HER’s process of using iDARE to increase viral load suppression in Uganda; improve identification, management, and response for gender-based violence survivors in Kenya; and improve mass drug administration access and uptake among school-age children in Tanzania throughout the COVID pandemic.
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 report examines trends in adolescent childbearing using techniques that focus on the most vulnerable girls, including child mothers, girls with repeat adolescent childbearing, and births that occur in dangerously quick succession. It finds that nearly one third of all women in low- and middle-income countries begin childbearing in adolescence (i.e., at age 19 years and younger), and nearly half of first births to adolescents are to child mothers aged 17 years and younger.
Iraqi children suffer from repeated displacement and exposure to violent conflict, which have both immediate and long-term impacts on their physical, emotional, mental, and psychosocial well-being. This research report explores women empowerment and children well-being factors in Iraq and looks at how women’s socio-demographic factors and empowerment components are associated with child well-being.
This first-of-its-kind study highlights the experiences, insights, and perspectives of adolescents and youth on the gendered impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sexual and reproductive health and rights. Throughout each phase of the study, Women Deliver intentionally compared the insights and perspectives of adolescents and youth to the global evidence base by gathering qualitative stories from youth advocates in India, Kenya, and Nigeria.
This case study reviews and captures the progress made in ensuring domestic and external resources are mobilized for RMNCAH+N interventions; how the process has catalyzed prioritization of RMNCAH+N within decentralized systems; improvements in the health indicators; engagement and coordination of all actors including civil society and other stakeholders; and enhancement of mutual accountability across all actors.
Adequate and validated indicators are essential for tracking progress on addressing menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) as an important health, education, gender equality, and water, sanitation, and hygiene issue. These recommended indicators monitor MHH for adolescent girls across priority domains and are intended to enable comparability across countries and over time.