This updated review looks at the evidence on factors affecting access to and uptake of family planning for women and girls with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries and the evidence of good practice on increasing fully free and informed contraceptive choice for women and girls with disabilities.
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.
To address the void in ethical, reliable, and comparable violence against women prevalence data across Asia and the Pacific, the first phase of the kNOwVAWdata Initiative was launched by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office from 2016–2021. This report highlights the results of the first phase of the Initiative.
This report presents research on care work during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on structural barriers that prevent equitable distribution of caregiving between women and men. The report provides seven solutions—from the individual to the structural level—that need to be implemented to create a more care- and gender-equal world.
Women and girls are among the population groups most deeply impacted by compounding effects of global disruptions, from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change. This article presents an analysis of the gendered impacts of crises and the need to prioritize high-impact, cross-cutting best practices to address them, including increased access to voluntary family planning and reproductive health through holistic approaches.
This report explores the intersection between intimate partner violence and child support—an important, yet often overlooked, issue. The research responds to a request from the Malawi Judiciary to analyze best practices regarding better enforcement of child maintenance orders by the courts in order to lessen the prevalence of economic violence against women who often provide more child care.
This document presents a snapshot of findings from the baseline study from the CoC cohort study in Malawi, assessing data collected while using baseline, midline, endline, and post-intervention approaches. The study aims to understand whether and how the lives of individuals participating directly in CoC activities will have changed as a result of the CoC intervention. The study focuses on experiences and views on violence, views on speaking out against violence, and expectations of incorporating CoC strategies among participants and facilitators.