This brief explains the enabling environment for voluntary, rights-based family planning and how the different components of the enabling environment work together to support equitable access to and use of family planning information and services. The brief provides a framework for how the enabling environment HIPs are related among themselves and play a supporting role with the service delivery and social and behavior change HIPs to strengthen family planning programs.
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.
On February 2, 2022, the CEFMU and Sexuality Working Group convened a webinar to discuss issues related to child marriage interventions. Panelists shared their perspectives on 1) why age of marriage as standalone vision and measure of success is limiting and potentially harmful; 2) alternative programming approaches and measurements; and 3) needs from funders and researchers to advance this work. This brief, also available in Spanish and French, shares key takeaways from the event.
This brief sheds light on how the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, and other related laws, in India are being used in practice and the resulting impact on girls’ lives. It discusses the drivers of child and early marriage amongst adolescents in India, who is using the law and how, who is benefiting most from its implementation, and if anyone is being harmed.
This technical brief details Senegal’s first gender discrimination and inequality analysis. It provides an overview of the study methodology; key results pertaining to attitudes, work conditions, and violence and discrimination against women in the health sector; and recommendations.
This brief provides an overview on how the MOMENTUM project is addressing gender across the project cycle and within a variety of program areas. Given the project’s scale and scope, insights from this resource may be useful to other global health implementers seeking to ensure that gender is effectively integrated within their projects.
In 2021, HP+ convened family planning, gender, and family planning financing experts to discuss how to better integrate gender into family planning and health financing systems to make access to family planning information and services more gender-equitable for all clients. This brief provides a summary of the meeting and aims to advance dialogue and find common ground for including a gender lens in family planning financing.