IRH, with support from the USAID-funded Passages project and members from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change, developed the SNET, a participatory guide and set of tools to translate theory into practical guidance to inform a social norms exploration.
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 paper explores health care providers' biases regarding contraceptive use by adolescent and young adult women, drawing on a study of private health-sector health care facilities in South West Nigeria and how provider bias impacts quality of care and method choice.
A new study conducted by UN Women examines the feasibility of leveraging big data sources, such as Facebook, Twitter, and radio data, to improve the evaluation of gender equality and women's empowerment initiatives.
“Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action”, a practical tool that provides guidance to front-line humanitarian workers on how to integrate gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls throughout the humanitarian action cycle, launched on April 17th.
In this brief, researchers examine progress in achieving gender equality in education on multiple fronts, such as increasing grade attainment, closing gender gaps in attainment, and increasing literacy levels.
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.