From a good education and a safe place to live to quality healthcare and economic opportunity, women and girls must meet 6 Essential Needs to succeed. Our work, determined by local women and girls, provides resources to help meet these needs.
Healthy women are more likely to survive childbirth and to produce healthy children. They are more productive and can contribute to the wellbeing and prosperity of their families, communities and countries. Healthy women are the foundation of a better future.
Field Resources for Health
Alcohol use and intimate partner violence among women and their partners in sub-Saharan Africa [pdf]
Alcohol use is a well-documented risk factor for intimate partner violence (IPV); however, the majority of research on this issue comes from high-income countries. This article by Wietse Tol and colleagues evaluated the relationship between male partner alcohol use and experiencing IPV in 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Gender-Based Violence and Violence Against Children: Facilitator’s Guide for Health Care Providers And Social Welfare Officers
A USAID Facilitator's Guide
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Menstruation and the Cycle of Poverty: A Cluster Quasi-Randomised Control Trial of Sanitary Pad and Puberty Education Provision in Uganda [pdf]
Menstruation has emerged as a gender-specific barrier to school participation among adolescent girls in many parts of the world. In Uganda, an intervention was introduced across eight secondary schools to address this issue by providing adolescent girls with sanitary pads and puberty education. A quasi-randomized controlled trial was conducted to determine the effects of this intervention. As the article describes, the primary outcome was school attendance, while the secondary outcomes reflected psycho-social wellbeing.
Source: Paul Montgomery, Julie Hennegan, Catherine Dolan, Maryalice Wu, Laurel Steinfield, Linda ScottDownload This Resource