Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) during armed conflicts has serious ramifications, with women and girls disproportionally affected. This study aims to assess the war-related SGBV impacts of the November 2020 conflict that erupted in Tigray, Ethiopia.
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.
Graphic medicine formats, such as comic books in which health information is presented alongside images, may be a useful learning tool to improve post-rape care and youth-friendly service provision among health care providers in humanitarian contexts. This article describes the development and pilot-testing of a workshop using a comic book to improve youth-friendly post-rape care with providers in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, Uganda.
The prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) in Tanzania is one of the highest in sub-Saharan Africa. This study analyzed the co-occurrence of gambling and IPV and found that more research is needed to understand how current IPV prevention efforts can be expanded to include problem gambling treatment.
Female Community Health Workers (CHWs) are often preferred because they can more easily access mothers and children. At the same time, gender norms are at the heart of many of the challenges and inequities that these workers encounter. This article explores how these gender roles and a lack of formal worker protections leave CHWs vulnerable to violence and sexual harassment, common occurrences that are frequently downplayed or silenced.
Economic and Social Empowerment (EA$E), a women’s protection and empowerment intervention, has shown promising reductions in intimate partner violence and gender inequities among forcibly displaced populations (FDPs) in low-income and middle-income countries. This study examines the feasibility, acceptability, and appropriateness of EA$E for use with US-based FDPs, and recommendations for adaptation.
Gender equity involves fairness in all aspects of life for women and men and is usually determined by social, political, economic, and cultural contexts. This study aimed to explore and describe the experiences, opportunities, and challenges faced by women in their path towards becoming leaders within the health sector.