To design and implement effective programs to prevent gender-based violence (GBV), we must understand GBV’s root causes and drivers and the nuanced factors that contribute to it in contexts affected by violence and conflict. This paper analyzes existing policies and literature, presents case studies, and makes program and policy recommendations.
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 short video shares key lessons from two studies in Egypt and Sudan that looked at effective elements of various social marketing campaigns. The video highlights how the four P’s—product, price, place, and promotion—can be used to design a high-quality FGM/C campaign.
Postabortion care provides a package of family planning and other services for women having complications from a miscarriage, incomplete abortion, or induced abortion. This course provides an overview of postabortion care and the evidence behind it, best practices for programming, and indicators for monitoring and evaluation.
“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.
This resource aims to break down some of the persistent myths concerning female virginity and establish health provider responsibilities around virginity testing.
A new edition of the Global Handbook has been released. The update includes new recommendations from WHO on intimate partner violence, task sharing, clients with disabilities; a section for human rights; and job aids on pregnancy, pregnancy tests, and birth control options in high-risk HIV areas.