This publication distills results from relevant literature and empirical research to describe how various types of gender biases and discrimination are embedded in global health organizations and why women are unrepresented in leadership positions.
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.
ALIGN seeks to advance understanding and challenge and change harmful gender norms by connecting a global community of researchers and thought leaders committed to equality for adolescents and young adults. Through the sharing of information and the facilitation of mutual learning, ALIGN aims to ensure knowledge on norm change contributes to sustainable gender justice.
Written by WEDO team members with WDF Network partner Ms. Stella Gama, this Pocket Guide is part of a series produced by the European Capacity Building Initiative (ecbi). The pocket guides are designed to provide negotiators with a brief history of the negotiations on the topic; a ready reference to the key decisions that have already been adopted; and a brief analysis of the outstanding issues from a developing country perspective.
Lori Rolleri, MSW, MPH, is principal of Lori Rolleri Consulting, an independent public health consulting practice. In this blog Lori tackles the obstacle gender norms play in everyday life and international development programming.
Many international development organizations have committed to advancing gender equality in their programs as an essential component of successful development. Less attention has been given to how those same principles and practices are- or are not – applied to organizational operations and culture, and what that means for their ability to effectively implement gender-equitable programs. Organizations are beginning to recognize the value of gender equality as an organizational as well as a programmatic priority, and realize that gender mainstreaming – the pursuit of greater gender equality internally – is both the right thing and the smart thing to do.