IGWG Gender Updates

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JULY 21, 2022







How to Be a Gender Trainer: Facilitating Transformative Change Through Feminist Pedagogies


When: Monday, October 3–Friday, October 7
Where: Connect online

This 5-day participatory, virtual course is for gender specialists who would like to develop their training skills. Theoretical topics to be covered include feminist participatory methodologies, quality standards in gender training, and the role of gender training in broader change processes. The course will also address key challenges involved in gender training and how these can be addressed.





CHARISMA Mobile: A Digital Empowerment Counseling Resource to Help Women Use PrEP Safely

PEPFAR, USAID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, RTI International, WITS RHI, FHI 360, and PATH

CHARISMA is an empowerment-based, counselor-administered intervention that was adapted into a mobile-friendly, self-administered website, CHARISMA Mobile. The brief explains CHARISMA Mobile’s purpose and how to use the online content to support women and adolescent girls and young women, including how to adapt it for different audiences or contexts. 



Social Norms: Promoting Community Support for Family Planning

High Impact Practices (HIP) in Family Planning Partnership

This brief describes the evidence from interventions that use reflective dialogue, interpersonal communication, mass and/or social media, digital technologies, or a combination of these channels to fortify or shift social norms to increase social support for voluntary family planning.





Women Should Be Leading Conservation Efforts in Africa

Al Jazeera

Most women in sub-Saharan Africa have traditional responsibilities as food growers, water and fuel gatherers, and caregivers. As the group most affected by climate change, women have a better understanding of what needs to be done to adapt to changing environmental conditions, protect the environment, and come up with practical solutions to problems introduced by climate change. 




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