This new revision of the 2006 guide, is intended to help USAID program officers integrate gender-based violence (GBV) initiatives into their health sector portfolio during project design, implementation, and evaluation.
This new policy brief has been produced collaboratively by the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) and the Interagency Youth Working Group (IYWG). It defines cross-generational sex, summarizes where it occurs, outlines the motivations behind the behavior, and recommends actions for policymakers and program managers. This brief builds on a lengthier publication, Addressing Cross-Generational Sex: A Desk Review of Research and Programs (PDF: 800KB), produced in August 2007.
This publication, developed for the USAID East Africa Regional Mission and the IGWG by MEASURE Evaluation, focuses on VAW/G program monitoring and evaluation. Leading experts from around the world who work in the various fields of VAW/G were consulted during all stages of the development process.
The growing number of programs engaging men in reproductive health reflects exciting changes in the field. Men are central to sexual and reproductive health and the surge in programs reflects an appreciation of how working with them contributes to their health and the health of their partners and children, and, potentially, to broader equity objectives.
This publication, produced by the IGWG and the Interagency Youth Working Group (IYWG), presents definitions and prevalence of cross-generational sex, explores interventions and promising practices aimed at reducing risks associated with cross-generational sex outside of marriage, and makes recommendations for next steps. (August 2007)