This guide aims to bring together relevant standards, information, and regional experiences to support the planning and operation of gender-based violence hotlines in the Asia-Pacific region. Hotline planning requires thinking through a number of elements from a new perspective, including use of technology, documentation and data protection, and staff training and support.
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.
As the Sustainable Development Goals target of zero new cases of female genital mutilation by 2030 approaches, a focus on the utility of research for programming, policy development, and resource allocation is critical. This research agenda outlines evidence gaps and research priorities that must be addressed over the next five years, and provides approaches to enable uptake and effective use of the evidence generated.
The family planning (FP) needs of adolescents are often unmet due to inadequate provider pre- and in-service training, lack of supportive supervision, social norms, and individual provider bias, as well as issues with contraceptive commodity supply and cost of commodities, particularly in the private sector. This document provides guidance to enhance adolescent competencies for FP service providers to ensure that contraceptive services meet this demographic's needs.
This how-to note and accompanying infographic focuses on helping USAID and implementing partners who have a role in GBV programming understand how programs can achieve a survivor-centered approach. This approach upholds four guiding principles: keeping survivors safe, protecting confidentiality, demonstrating respect for survivors’ dignity and self-determination, and practicing non-discrimination.
UN Women conducted Rapid Gender Assessments in 13 countries focused on violence against women (VAW) and COVID-19, producing the first set of reliable, cross-country, and nationally representative data on topics related to VAW, women’s safety at home and in the public sphere during COVID-19, and access to resources and services. The resources from this study include the data, a report, and a technical note.
Despite the growing numbers of persons living in humanitarian settings, including armed conflict, and the growing recognition of the need to ensure the sexual and reproductive health and rights of persons living in these contexts, gaps in the provision of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services persist. This technical paper examines obligations under international law and commitments made by states at the United Nations regarding access to SRH information and options for civilians in humanitarian settings, including in armed conflict.