Limited evidence exists on the effectiveness of male engagement interventions and how they impact relationship power dynamics and women’s decisionmaking. This study assessed the impact of the Bandebereho gender-transformative couples’ intervention on multiple behavioral and health-related outcomes influenced by gender norms and power relations.
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 study explores how men’s involvement is conceptualized in rural Central Malawi, highlighting the key factors influencing men’s involvement in maternal and child health, particularly maternal and child nutrition.
This document is intended to lead program managers, planners, and decision-makers through a strategic process to identify effective investments for engaging men in efforts to improve sexual and reproductive health.
This slide deck, funded by USAID through the Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) Project, consists of 57 data-driven slides that can be used by advocates, program planners, and funders, to make the case for engaging boys and men in family planning.
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.
Now, for the first time ever, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have released a comprehensive service package focused on men’s sexual and reproductive health.