This blog reflects the thoughts of an advocate, professional, and a mother. "Two key lessons I learned through this experience were that (1) we mustn’t underestimate young people and (2) getting results out of policies is hard work."
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 provides a framework to identify the resources, institutions, and processes that shape adolescents’ gendered choices and behaviors according to a recent qualitative, longitudinal study. This understanding can be used to inform decisions about when and where to intervene with program and policy levers
Lasting lessons about how girls' education, family planning, and climate change all intertwine in Niger.
Lori Rolleri, MSW, MPH, is principal of Lori Rolleri Consulting, an independent public health consulting practice. In this blog Lori tackles the obstacle gender norms play in everyday life and international development programming.