The COVID-19 pandemic emphasizes the importance of destigmatizing transgender and gender-nonconforming people—as marginalized populations are often excluded from adequate testing, care and treatment, and vaccinations. This policy brief points to several ways to improve collection and use of gender-disaggregated data, calling for adequate human, financial, and time resources for gender-sensitive data collection efforts, including sensitization, training, and quality testing of gender-disaggregation questions and instruments.
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 policy brief makes the case for recognizing family planning and girls’ education as effective long-term climate adaptation strategies that should be integrated into climate deliberations, funding priorities, and country-level actions. Explore this policy brief to learn more about incorporating girls’ education and family planning into climate adaptation and resilience, utilizing these strategies to help address women and girls’ distinct vulnerabilities, and compelling reasons for prioritizing girls’ education and family planning within national climate adaptation strategies.
Women’s empowerment is linked to positive reproductive health outcomes among adults but is understudied among youth. This study develops and analyzes a new youth empowerment scale, exploring the relationship between empowerment in women ages 15–29 and outcomes on the ideal number of children and intention to use family planning. Read the analysis brief and the “Measuring Youth Empowerment” working paper to learn more about the youth empowerment scale.
This brief explores the linkages between gender norms and women’s land rights, applying these concepts to the land and natural resources sector. Intended for organizations designing and implementing programs on land tenure and land-based investment, the brief offers guidance on the steps to identify context-specific norms, design norms-shifting interventions, and monitor harmful shifts that hinder women’s access to and control over land and natural resources.
This updated service delivery brief provides evidence-based strategies supporting drug shops and pharmacies providing a wider variety of family planning methods and information. With training and support, staff can facilitate the use of a broad range of modern contraception—especially in areas where the unmet need is high, access to family planning services is poor, and health worker shortages and other barriers prevent women, men, and youth from accessing family planning services.
This policy brief advocates for family-friendly policies to protect and ensure social protection and care systems that are good for children, good for women, and good for the economy. The brief features an increased focus on the well-being and working conditions of caregivers in the informal economy and their children’s development in low- and middle-income countries.