This brief examines why health services should address gender-based violence and highlights examples of health programs that have incorporated effective responses to violence into their work.
This two-page brief succinctly answers the question “Why IS GBV Relevant to Reproductive Health?” Produced for the IGWG by Population Reference Bureau and funded by USAID, the brief outlines the sheer magnitude of GBV and its impacts on many reproductive health outcomes, including unintended pregnancy, maternal and child impacts, and STIs/HIV. It is a valuable resource in making the case quickly for policymakers everywhere.
This review assembles the latest data and updates the evidence as to what difference it makes when a gender perspective is incorporated into reproductive health programs.
This brief describes the evolution of constructive men’s engagement (CME) over the last 15 years and makes the case for why it is critical in achieving improved reproductive health and gender equality. Four promising policy initiatives are described, as well as a process for advocating for policy change and recommendations for what policy and advocacy audiences need to consider (December 2009)
This publication provides organizations with a current resource on how to integrate a gender-equity approach into the design and implementation of reproductive health programs and includes case studies and worksheets.