Join the IGWG for “Promising Practices in Community-Led Gender Transformative Programming” event!

April Houston

Hello IBP Network colleagues!


The Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) is hosting its annual plenary next week, and all are welcome to attend.


The 2022 IGWG Annual Plenary event titled “Promising Practices in Community-Led Gender Transformative Programming” is scheduled for Thursday, May 26th from 8:00-10:00 a.m. EDT. Building upon thoughtful discussions at the 2021 IGWG Plenary, the 2022 Plenary will delve deeper into community-led gender transformative programming to explore its key elements, benefits, challenges, and impact.  We hope you will be able to join this exciting event and help us promote the plenary widely within your networks – simultaneous French and Spanish interpretation will be available! Register for the event here.


The virtual event will begin with a panel discussion—led by representatives of three dynamic gender transformative programs with different approaches to community mobilization and leadership—focused on the elements, benefits, challenges, and effectiveness of community-led programming. Panelists include:


  • Nancy Glass, Professor and Independence Foundation Chair, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
  • Rosa González, Executive Director, Llanto, Valor, y Esfuerzo (LLAVES)
  • Tamil Kendall, Director, Partnership for Women’s Health Research Canada
  • Renu Khanna, Co-Founder and Mentor, Society for Health Alternatives (SAHAJ)
  • Evelyn Letiyo (moderator), Programme Specialist Ending Violence Against Women, UN Women Uganda
  • Rachel Litoroh, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning Manager, Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli/International Committee for the Development of Peoples (CISP)
  • Priya Rajput, Peer Leader, SAHAJ


Following the panel discussion, participants will join breakout rooms to share about their personal experiences integrating community mobilization and leadership, including challenges encountered, within their work and advocacy efforts.


Lastly, ahead of the event, the IGWG team developed a video featuring IGWG members’ reflections on their experiences with community mobilization and leadership. They are now asking event participants to fill out this 1-2 minute survey to share about their own experiences with community mobilization and leadership integration in health programming.


We hope to see you at this important event and thank you in advance for helping us spread the word about the plenary.




April Houston

for the IGWG and PRB