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.
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 resource shares EnCompass’ four-part model for gender analysis, brought to life through two real-world examples from activities supporting the transformation of unequal gender norms and dynamics. The first example comes from a monitoring and evaluation platform in Lebanon and the second is a gender analysis supporting a health systems strengthening project in Ethiopia.
This program aims to build GBV global capacity through the local development and implementation of evidence-building activities in three major components: a free, self-paced virtual course; individualized technical advising and support to humanitarian agencies seeking to conduct GBV research or improve their monitoring and evaluation systems; and direct support of humanitarian agencies to conduct their own research and bridge knowledge gaps.
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.
This how-to note details the practices that are recommended by each set of standards on Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Sexual Harassment. The note lists practices under policy, prevention, response, and reporting plus provides additional points to consider in the application of global standards.
This how-to note on identifying and advancing equitable social norms introduces the definition of social norms, including gender norms, and how these norms relate to gender-based violence; the process for identifying and exploring social norms; and a worksheet to help readers apply this information.