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DO’s & DON’Ts for Engaging Men & Boys

Men and boys have their own distinct health needs and vulnerabilities, and engaging men can benefit everyone—including women and girls. What should you do, and not do, when engaging men & boys in health promotion and gender equity? Developed by the USAID Interagency Gender Working Group’s Male Engagement Taskforce, this 2-page fact sheet brings together [more…]

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A Checklist for Gender Considerations for Pharmaceutical Systems

Gender disparities vary across health systems and affect access to and use of pharmaceutical products and services. This checklist guides pharmaceutical systems program managers and implementers to assess how gender relates to program goals and objectives. The checklist is intended to catalyze discussion on how to apply strategic, intentional, and resourced technical support for gender [more…]

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Minimum Standards for Mainstreaming Gender Equality

Addressing gender equality is key for successfully achieving sustainable development outcomes and creating a more equal world. Gender equality mainstreaming is the process or means by which unequal conditions are addressed to achieve the goal of gender equality. This means ensuring a gender lens is applied to all organizational and programmatic activities, including a focus on promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls.

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First, Do No Harm: Considerations for mitigating social harm risk in rolling out HIV index testing among AGYW

Partner notification linked with HIV index testing has been recommended for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in low and middle income countries to support global efforts to reach 95-95-95 goals and achieve epidemic control. While HIV index testing and partner notification services have the potential to reach AGYW aged 15-24 and their sexual partners [more…]

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Dreaming with Girls: How Aspirations Shape Contraceptive Use

Young people are critical drivers for sustainable change. Health and development organizations are increasingly partnering with adolescents to program around what matters to them today. Access to contraception alone simply is not enough. Tools and approaches that engage and respond to young people’s needs can bring young people one step closer to achieving their life [more…]

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Saúde Para Todos: Collection of Technical Briefs from Health for All in Angola

The USAID-funded project Saúde Para Todos (Health For All, or HFA) supported the Angolan government’s efforts to increase quality health service delivery across the country. Led by Population Services International (PSI), the project delivered a package of health interventions to bring malaria, HIV/AIDS, family planning services, and reproductive health care to select municipalities and provinces [more…]

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Effectively Involving Boys to Improve Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes

Engaging men and boys in sexual and reproductive health, particularly family planning, can improve health outcomes for men, women, and children. Moreover, involving boys in AYSRH programming can have a positive effect into adulthood, promoting critical reflections on masculinity and gender equality as well as health prevention and seeking behaviors. Despite the literature emphasizing the [more…]

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Rapid Gender Analysis

Gender analysis is a systematic approach to identify key issues that contribute to gender inequalities, many of which also contribute to poor development outcomes. The gender analysis collects, identifies, examines and analyzes information on how roles and responsibilities are divided across gender identities. The CARE Rapid Gender Analysis provides essential information about gender roles and [more…]

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