USAID’s Water for Africa through Leadership and Institutional Support (WALIS) is working to bolster gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) in the WASH sector with the newly awarded grant, “Strengthening the Role of Women in WASH Leadership and Decision-Making in Ghana.” Under this grant, WALIS is working with Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) to support the organizational development of a women’s professional network (WiWASH) and work with two utility partners to develop gender-sensitive policies and procedures and provide training for staff.
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.
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.