Use of maternal health care can reduce maternal morbidity and mortality in countries like Bangladesh, where rates of these outcomes are high. Community characteristics are associated with use of maternal care services, this research investigates whether deviation from community norms is associated with service use.
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 article reviews key components of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa with the aim of guiding policies and programs. The authors assess trends in access to the intrauterine device and implant; examine trends in use, source of supply, discontinuation, and user characteristics; and discuss prospects for and policy implications of expanding method choice by increasing LARCs’ availability in national programs.
This paper explores how transportation systems have failed to account for diverse mobility patterns and needs among genders globally. It provides an overview of the gender aspects of sustainability mobility for civil society, government officials, foundations, and transport experts, and it offers a set of recommendations to improve access for women.
This training aims to prepare social development specialists, researchers, consultants, and partners for their new role in supporting the enforcement of the World Bank Groups’s new gender strategy in their operations, in particular, linking analysis, action, and outcomes to close the key gender gaps.
This knowledge management index is a new, evidence-based assessment tool to examine an organization or project's use of knowledge management practices, identify opportunities for improvement, and map out an action plan to strengthen knowledge management capacity.
Understanding risk and protective factors around IPV is essential for designing effective prevention strategies. This review highlights that prospective evidence for perpetrator- and context-related risk and protective factors for women’s experiences of IPV outside of the United States is urgently needed to inform global policy recommendations.