This blog discusses how a continuous endorsement of masculinity beliefs may negatively influence the overall health and wellbeing of men. Conformity to masculine beliefs prevents men from seeking professional help and care when going through emotional or personal crises, causes them to seek less preventive care, and can contribute to intentional deferment of professional care when experiencing injury or illness.
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 highlights insights and lessons learned from the PACE Project for creating more equitable, inclusive, meaningful—and, ultimately, impactful—partnerships with youth leaders. PACE has evolved a partnership model that fosters respectful and mutually beneficial partnerships with youth leaders and youth-led organizations that honors their unique priorities and explores new approaches. This intentional approach questions traditional strategies, shifts power dynamics, focuses on learning from youth leaders, and capitalizes on the diverse skills and strengths of partners.
This blog post highlights USAID’s work to empower women taking leadership in land and resource governance across India, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia. The blog shares the inspiring stories of five women who are overcoming gender bias, stereotypes, and discrimination to lead their communities towards more inclusive and environmentally sustainable land and natural resource management. Strengthening women’s ability to access, own, use, and control land and natural resources is a powerful pathway to socioeconomic empowerment and key to development outcomes.
In September 2021, Knowledge SUCCESS and the PACE Project launched the first in a series of community-driven dialogues on the People-Planet Connection Discourse platform. Participants from around the globe engaged in discussion exploring the links between population, health, and the environment, as well as the connections between gender and climate change. This blog post highlights what youth leaders had to say about their experience and their suggestions for how the discourse can be translated into concrete solutions.
The race to adapt to COVID-19 has resulted in a shift to virtual formats for healthcare training and service provision, amplifying reliance on digital technologies. This blog post explores what this means for women seeking services but lacking the knowledge of and access to these technologies.
When health providers are not well themselves, they are less likely to effectively help others. Addressing the mental health of health providers as they provide GBV services to survivors requires approaches that strengthen the mental health wellness and resiliency of both individuals and their communities. This blog provides an overview of the mental health effects of care work and GBV service provision on health providers, approaches to support self-care and improved health systems, and policy recommendations for the future.