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The redWIM LAC network and its contribution to gender transformative evaluation

This blog was originally posted in the Gender & Evaluation community. (Leer en español.) The monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of development projects, programs and policies with a gender-transforming approach has become an important entry point for measuring and valuing actions that seek equal rights and opportunities for men and women. At the same time, there [more…]

Health systems need disabled women leaders

1 in 5 women and girls worldwide live with some form of disability. Disabled women and girls commonly face multiple, aggravated forms of discrimination on the basis of both gender and disability, and often on account of their age or other social categories as well.

Women and girls with disabilities are three times more likely than disabled men to be illiterate or have unmet health needs, and half as likely to be employed; among those employed, disabled women are half as likely to be in leadership positions.

Using the PDIA Approach for Menstrual Hygiene in Nigeria

There have been a lot of problems and misconceptions surrounding menstruation in developing countries, particularly in Nigeria. Even when everyone can agree that menstrual hygiene management amongst adolescent girls and women in marginalized areas is very poor from the lack of modern facilities, there is an inability to implement a strategy that addresses this. In tackling this issue, PHAAE adopted the Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA).

Identifying and Treating Gestational Diabetes Among Women Living with HIV in Ethiopia

This blog was originally posted on the Maternal Health Task Force website. Gestational diabetes may be a neglected contributor to the continuing high rates of maternal and neonatal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Without proper care, gestational diabetes—high blood sugar that is detected during pregnancy (and can include previously undetected pre-pregnancy diabetes)—increases the risk of eclampsia, [more…]