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.
Defining and Advancing Gender-Competent Family Planning Service Providers: A Competency Framework and Technical Brief
Gender norms influence the ability of individuals, couples, and families to meet their desired family planning needs. This resource helps health care providers overcome biases and offer quality, gender-sensitive, transformative services to enable all clients to make voluntary and informed decisions about their family planning needs, improving both gender equality and reproductive health outcomes.
Gendered Impacts of Bullying on Mental Health Among Adolescents in Low-and Middle-Income Countries
This brief investigates the associations between bullying, violence, and other risk and protective factors that contribute to poor mental health among in-school adolescent girls and boys, specifically the gendered drivers of poor mental health and its association with other health and development outcomes, such as substance use, sexual activity, violence, and suicide.
Measuring Gender Equality in Education: Lessons From 43 Countries
In this brief, researchers examine progress in achieving gender equality in education on multiple fronts, such as increasing grade attainment, closing gender gaps in attainment, and increasing literacy levels.
Gender “Men-Streaming” CVE: Countering Violence Extremism By Addressing Masculinities Issues
A policy brief analyzing the connections between violent extremism and masculinities. Given that violent extremist groups seek and recruit disillusioned young men, this argues that young men are drawn to such groups more out of an inherent need to fulfill their identities as men than the group's beliefs.
Intimate Partner Violence and Family Planning: Opportunities for Action
This brief presents data to help policymakers and others understand the nature and extent of the harm caused by IPV, especially as it relates to women’s reproductive health, family planning, and autonomy, and highlights opportunities for action.