This how-to note provides guidance on adapting gender-based violence (GBV) programming in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. First, it identifies key arguments for why organizations addressing GBV must continue to adjust to the shifting landscape. Second, it describes how organizations can adapt by providing a curated and synthesized list of 15 core resources for navigating, identifying, and applying those most relevant for their work.
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.
Stakeholders can use this how-to note to gain a deeper understanding of how to better integrate mental health concerns gender-based violence prevention and response activities. The note advocates for using survivor-centered and trauma-informed approaches.
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 Strategic Planning Guide is intended to lead program managers, planners, and decision makers through a strategic process to meaningfully and effectively engage and partner with adolescents, youth, and/or youth-led organizations on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) programs and initiatives. Meaningful adolescent and youth engagement and partnership is a right for adolescents and youth and can improve the quality and responsiveness of SRH programs and policies, in turn leading to improved development outcomes.
A Girl’s Guide to Puberty and Periods, a book and short video series, was produced by adolescent health experts at Columbia University in collaboration with Grow & Know. The series provides girls with practical advice, answers to common questions, and real puberty stories from girls across the USA. Tackling everything from body odor to big feelings to periods, these resources are designed for girls ages 9-14 for factual guidance on the physical and emotional changes of puberty.
This document is intended to guide program managers, planners, and decision makers in identifying inequities in family planning and interventions to reduce them. The guide was developed through consultation and deliberation with technical experts in family planning and health equity and builds upon the discussion paper on equity in family planning.