This knowledge brief aims to inspire and encourage policymakers, activists, practitioners, and researchers as they ask themselves how innovation may better fit into and strengthen their work to prevent violence against women and girls. It offers a goal-based working definition of innovation, describing promising innovative approaches through examples and making the case for further advancements, without compromising ethical and safety standards or evidence generation.
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.
Years of instability in Lakes State, South Sudan, have negatively impacted people’s lives, exacerbating the inequalities women and girls are facing and resulting in high levels of gender-based violence (GBV) and forced marriages. This briefing draws on the perspectives of citizens and authorities to examine the conflict, GBV, and mental health challenges that women in Lakes State face. It also provides recommendations for governments, international NGOs, civil society and traditional leaders to tackle these challenges.
Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) during armed conflicts has serious ramifications, with women and girls disproportionally affected. This study aims to assess the war-related SGBV impacts of the November 2020 conflict that erupted in Tigray, Ethiopia.
In the last decade, the problem of gender-based violence (GBV) in displacement settings and its devastating consequences on the lives of emergency-affected persons has been documented extensively. This blog highlights the World Bank’s Strengthening Disaster Risk Management and Climate Resilience Project’s efforts in Haiti to reduce GBV risks during emergency evacuation and displacement by expanding the network of resilient and safe emergency shelters in high-risk areas.
Female Community Health Workers (CHWs) are often preferred because they can more easily access mothers and children. At the same time, gender norms are at the heart of many of the challenges and inequities that these workers encounter. This article explores how these gender roles and a lack of formal worker protections leave CHWs vulnerable to violence and sexual harassment, common occurrences that are frequently downplayed or silenced.
As part of MOMENTUM’s efforts to prevent and mitigate the consequences of violence against women and girls and possible drivers of child, early, and forced marriage, this mapping exercise aimed to identify, enumerate, and map existing survivor-centered gender-based violence (GBV) services, determine the readiness of facilities to provide quality services across sectors, and assess capacities of service providers.