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Setting the Standard for Quality Care: Rwanda’s Health Care Accreditation Program

In 2013, Rwanda’s Ministry of Health established the national health care accreditation program, which guides facilities to define, implement and measure standards that describe the expected quality of care. Adapted from internationally recognized standards, the program aids health facility staff to provide evidence-based, patient-centered care that mitigates unnecessary risks, prevents further harm to patients, and [more…]

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Gender Mainstreaming Resource Pack: A Practical Guide for Programming

Promoting Gender Equality is one of Trocaire’s organizational and program priorities. A gender audit highlighted that gender mainstreaming was an area where staff and management required additional training, guidance, and practical tools. The audit found that concepts and terminology around mainstreaming were often perceived as academic and confusing. Additionally, staff felt that while they understood what mainstreaming meant in theory, they were less clear about how to mainstream gender in practice.

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INCLUSIVE HEALTH CHECKLIST

The Inclusive Health Checklist provides a list of questions to help a project team systematically consider the inclusion of persons with disability in each stage of the project cycle: situation analysis, design and planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The checklist is not exhaustive but is meant to spark discussion around key human rights principles within [more…]

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Empowering Women Leaders From Across the Globe Podcast

Mobility International USA hosts the Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD), inviting international delegates representing over a dozen countries to the United States. The aim of this program is to create synergy among leaders from across the globe to advance disability rights and equity. In this podcast, participants and organizers share their experiences during [more…]

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Disability Inclusive Sexual & Reproductive Health

In line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Sustainable Development Goals, Humanity & Inclusion promotes the sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of people with disabilities and vulnerable populations in development and fragile settings. Humanity & Inclusion’s interventions are built on five pillars: prevent, inform, provide, transform, and integrate. Humanity [more…]

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accountABILITY Toolkit
accountABILITY Toolkit

Women Enabled International’s accountABILITY Toolkit empowers women with disabilities and organizations working on their behalf to make use of available United Nations (UN) human rights mechanisms. Bringing the voices and experiences of women and girls with disabilities to the UN human rights system is essential to hold States accountable for their human rights obligations and [more…]

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Young Persons with Disabilities: Global Study on Ending Gender-based Violence and Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Young Persons with Disabilities: Global Study on Ending Gender-based Violence and Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

This study provides an analysis on the situation of young persons with disabilities concerning discrimination and gender-based violence, including the impact on their sexual and reproductive health and rights. It also provides an assessment of legal, policy, and programming developments and specific good practices in service delivery as well as best-standard prevention and protection measures. [more…]

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Guidelines for Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action

Persons with disabilities are estimated to represent 15 percent of the world’s population. In humanitarian contexts, they may form a much higher percentage. They are among the most marginalized people in crisis-affected communities and are disproportionately affected by conflict and emergency situations. The guidelines set out essential actions that humanitarian actors must take in order [more…]

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Investing in Youth Impact: A toolkit on Youth-friendly Funding

CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality conducted a study with 130 dedicated youth-led organizations (YLOs) and 15 major donors to understand the experiences of YLOs in accessing donor funds. Based on the study findings, the Investing in Youth Impact toolkit provides insight into the barriers that YLOs face in fundraising, from the YLOs’ and the donors’ [more…]

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Adapting to Learn and Learning to Adapt: Practical insights from international development projects

Adaptive programming and management principles focused on learning, experimentation, and evidence-based decision making are gaining traction with donor agencies and implementing partners in international development. Adaptation calls for using learning to inform adjustments during project implementation. This requires information gathering methods that promote reflection, learning, and adaption, beyond reporting on pre-specified data. This brief outlines [more…]

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