Tools and Strategies for Progress
Thousands of organizations and scores of skilled, experienced professionals are at work every day producing tools, strategies and insights designed to improve the lives of the poor. Some of the resources we have found most useful can be found here.
Gender Toolbox Brief: Gender Equality and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene [pdf]
There are strong linkages between gender equality and access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). When gender equality and women and girls’ empowerment are taken into consideration in policies and programmes, women will have more time to earn an income, girls are more likely to attend school, and family health and hygiene improves. Access to clean WASH is crucial for poverty reduction and for achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls. This guide gives a brief overview on why and how to consider gender equality in WASH policies, strategies and programmes. A gender equality approach to WASH is key to ensuring that all women and men throughout their life cycle, benefit from, and are empowered by improved water and sanitation services, and hygiene practices.
Source: Swedish International Development Cooperation AgencyDownload This Resource
Fundamentals of Gender Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation [pptx]
This document offers user-friendly guidance on how programs can comprehensively and explicitly integrate gender in their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems.
Source: Measure EvaluationDownload This Resource
C-Change Compendium of Gender Scales for monitoring and evaluating gender-related programs [pdf]
This tool from C-Change, under USAID provides an an online compendium of gender scales that could be easily accessed by program implementers and researchers who may be interested in using gender scales to assess gender-related attitudes and beliefs and to evaluate health interventions that incorporate gender approaches.
Source: C-ChangeDownload This Resource
Engendering Transformational Change: Save the Children Gender Equality Program Guidance and Toolkit [pdf]
The Program Guidance and Toolkit provides guidance on how to consistently, meaningfully and strategically integrate a gender equality focus across our programming work. It also provides lessons learned and best practices for gender mainstreaming.
Source: Save the ChildrenDownload This Resource
Integrating Gender into Social and Behavior Change Communication: An Implementation Kit.
This Implementation Kit (I-Kit) provides a step-by-step approach to integrate gender into an existing SBCC strategy or marketing plan. The I-Kit is designed to help users understand gender concepts, theories and frameworks, assess the current level of gender integration in a project and use a series of tools to uncover new information that can be applied to an existing SBCC strategy or marketing plan.
Source: SBCCView This Resource
Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights [pdf]
This document provides guidance on good partnership practices that promote strong relationships between civil society organizations and government representatives on engaging men and boys in gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Its goal is to strengthen these partnerships in order to enable the scale up and/or institutionalization of evidence-based approaches to engaging men and boys.
Source: PROMUNDODownload This Resource
Essential Considerations for Engaging Men and Boys for Improved Family Planning Outcomes [pdf]
The resource provides a rationale for why men and boys should be engaged in FP efforts in cooperative ways that improve FP/RH outcomes and facilitate women and girls’ agency. It provides a framework for implementation of male engagement in FP programming that focuses on transforming inequitable gender norms while engaging men as users, supportive partners and agents of change. The document also offers examples of effective service delivery and social and behavior change male engagement interventions that have been shown to increase FP use and, in some cases, could be adapted for other geographical and cultural contexts.
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Male engagement in family planning: reducing unmet need for family planning by addressing gender norm. [pdf]
This brief is based on: a) the preliminary review of recent initiatives to engage men in sexual and reproductive health programs; b) the subsequent technical consultation to define male engagement practices, discuss evaluation of male engagement programs, and consider feasibility of scaling-up successful approaches; and, c) the case study of four interventions which used gender-transformative approaches to engage men in family planning programs.
Source: Institute for Reproductive Health: Georgetown UniversityDownload This Resource