Gender norms and power dynamics play a key role in HIV service delivery and whether or not individuals can access services and practice protective behaviors. This brief covers the approaches Project SOAR has used to integrate gender into their research and how those approaches effectively engage men, women, boys, and girls in HIV prevention and care.
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 new resource provides a rationale for why men and boys should be engaged in family planning (FP) efforts in cooperative ways that improve FP outcomes and facilitate women and girls’ agency. It provides a framework for implementing male engagement in FP programming that focuses on transforming inequitable gender norms while engaging men as users, supportive partners, and agents of change.
Unmet sexual and reproductive health needs are a critical threat to individual health, and gender inequalities remain a significant barrier to addressing these needs. This report addresses male engagement in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of their partners, their families, and themselves through gender norms and attitudes.
This study linked men's and women's responses from 33 different countries regarding men's involvement in the health of their partners and children. It examined whether men having correct knowledge, positive attitudes, and supportive behaviors toward the health of their partners and children has any impact on specific reproductive, maternal, and child health outcomes.
This report explores the links between masculine norms and men's likelihood to perpetrate or experience violence, and the associated implications of efforts to prevent various forms of men's violence.
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."