Resource Library

When healthcare providers are properly trained to address violence against women, they can make a significant difference in addressing not only the physical injuries caused by violence, but also the mental, sexual and emotional hurt. In recognition of this, WHO has published a training…

USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) and the Center for Innovation and Impact (CII) are excited to announce the launch of “V”, a human-centered design approach to addressing challenges in uptake and adherence for oral PrEP among adolescent girls and young women. “V” is designed to…

Community mobilization and interpersonal communication are critical for engaging communities to create awareness and understanding about VMMC and generate demand for VMMC services. While there are other demand creation activities and approaches, such as use of mass media and social media, this…

USAID’s MCSP/Human Resources for Health project in Liberia, aims to improve health workforce readiness by increasing the quality of instruction at pre-service training institutions and by strengthening the learning environment at pre-service training institutions and clinical/practicum teaching…

Jhpiego’s Gender Service Delivery Standards are a tool to assess and improve the quality of health facilities' provision of gender-sensitive, respectful care. 

Many of the participants for Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) trainings come from a technical perspective. Whereas they might find theory interesting, they are most engaged when they have the opportunity to directly apply new knowledge to their current work. Therefore, the activities in…

This guide 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.

Building on reviews of male engagement strategies for family planning, the…

A new set of resources has been developed by AIDSFree to help health care providers and social welfare officers deliver effective gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children (VAC) prevention and response services. This ten-part collection contains essential guides, training modules…

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joins the international community in commemorating 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence,

The manual is designed for volunteer peer educators (VPEs), drama interns, members of youth action clubs (YACs), teenage mother’s clubs and community stakeholders and for the implementation of SRH lessons and drama outreach through a gender lens. It is a tool to help the various stakeholders…

This pamphlet provides practical support and information for caregivers and parents of young people who have been sexually assaulted.

This pamphlet provides practical support and information for healthcare providers working with young people who have been sexually assaulted.

This pamphlet provides practical support and information for young people who have just experienced sexual assault.

The HIV epidemic disproportionately affects women of reproductive age, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where nearly 60 percent of people living with HIV are women. In support of the global 90-90-90 targets, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) recommends reducing the number…

This tool, published by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Stop TB Partnership, is intended to assist countries in assessing their HIV and tuberculosis (TB) epidemics and responses from a gender perspective, to ensure the responses are gender-sensitive,…

Despite considerable efforts to scale up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention in priority countries over the last five years, implementation has faced important challenges. Seeking to enhance the effect of VMMC programs for greatest and most immediate impact, the U. S.…

Timely access to antiretroviral treatment (ART) is vital to ensuring safe motherhood and reducing vertical transmission. Treatment guidance and programming has changed dramatically in recent years. While progress has been made in improving maternal health, more is needed, including efforts to…

Addressing gender norms and inequities is essential to reducing HIV risk, mitigating its impact, and increasing access to services for men and women. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) promotes the integration of gender throughout its prevention, care, and treatment…

June 27, 2016

How does the world look from another’s perspective – particularly from the view of a woman who is experiencing violence? In Her Shoes allows us to temporarily experience life as a woman experiencing violence. It is an interactive, educational exercise used in a workshop setting to help us…

This gender awareness pack contains over 24 hours of ready-to-use workshop material divided into two modules. It contains a total of eight detailed step-by-step session plans. Module One generates personal reflection and a deeper understanding on the construction of gender, and outlines the link…

June 27, 2016

The Go Girls! Toolkit contains a comprehensive set of research and program interventions designed to reduce girls' vulnerability to HIV. Field tested in Botswana, Malawi, and Mozambique, Go Girls! follows a socio-ecological approach to HIV prevention by working with communities, parents, schools…

This Go Girls! Community-based Life Skills for Girls Training Manual has been developed to provide a safe and fun learning experience where girls can be equipped with life skills and knowledge to help maintain a happy and healthy life, stay in or return to school and feel empowered to protect…

This 11-chapter manual offers trainers an array of participatory experiential exercises to reach men (and their partners), exploring gender socialization and its impact on HIV prevention and care. Piloted in Ethiopia, Namibia, South Africa and Tanzania, the manual is designed to assist master…

This curriculum was developed by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and UN Women, with input from 20 pilot Member Organizations and two WAGGGS World Centres. It has been developed for worldwide use and can be delivered to girl-only or co-educational groups from the…

Based on experiences drawn from Africa in low-resource settings, this step-by-step guide provides tips, practical resources and tools to establish and strengthen sexual-violence services within existing public health facilities. The guide describes methods for involving public health facilities…

This Referral Tool has been developed for traditional leaders and those working with traditional leaders, to assist them in making decisions on good referrals that provide community members with the HIV and GBV support and services they need.

This document is intended for health facilities that want to measure the quality of care provided to female victims and survivors of sexual violence (women VSSV). It includes several instruments that, together with descriptions of three basic elements of health care, can provide reliable…

The Resource Guide is organized into five phases of community mobilization with detailed guides for planning, implementing and monitoring each phase. By breaking a long-term project down into phases of community mobilization, organizations can engage their communities in manageable and…