Gender Integration: Equality, Empowerment, and Inclusion

Gender Integration: Equality, Empowerment, and Inclusion

WI-HER sees gender as all societal roles and expectations that influence access to services, entrée’s to opportunities, and equal treatment under law and in practice.  read more…

Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Research

Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Research

WI-HER staff has deep expertise in analysis, evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research, and M&E. Our staff leads project, performance and impact evaluations read more…

Economic Empowerment

Economic Empowerment

WI-HER knows that economic empowerment strengthens the individual, supports the family, and improves the prosperity of communities. read more…

Capacity Development

Capacity Development

We employ country-led adaptive learning techniques that strengthen our partners’ capacities and enable institutionalization at all levels. Key to ensuring that programmatic gains are maintained effectively and sustainably read more…

Knowledge Management (KM) and Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA)

Knowledge Management (KM) and Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA)

WI-HER believes that understanding and learning begin with individuals and expands through trusting environments, open communication, and shared experiences. read more…

Our Mission

Our mission is to employ an integrated, multi-sectoral approach across development, health, and social impact projects to improve outcomes and achieve sustained development, leading to better, healthier lives for women and men, and girls and boys.

Latest News & Blog Posts

  • The iDARE team at the Kabeywa Learning Site in Uganda

The Use of iDARE Methodology to Incorporate Community Cultural ANC Beliefs into ANC Services at Kabeywa Learning Site in Uganda

By Joyce Draru, Gender and Youth Specialist Joyce Draru, SBCA Gender and Youth Specialist iDARE work begins in the same fashion for every new site: with the formation of iDARE teams. The teams work with their Social Behavior Change Activity (SBCA) Gender and Youth Specialist to identify root causes in health care gaps related to gender, youth, and social inclusion (GYSI), design solutions to address the root causes, apply the co-designed solutions, record the results that they see from the solutions in their community, and then expand on [...]

  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Mental Health is a Human Right: Greater Awareness and Capacity Building Support is Needed in Ethiopia and Beyond

By Krista Odom, WI-HER Program Coordinator Prior to the pandemic, a significant treatment gap existed in mental health services and resources when comparing high-income countries (HICs) to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Today, a year-plus into the pandemic, that gap continues to widen.  Making the work of the global development community particularly difficult is the lack of time-trend regression models that forecast mental health concerns, such as an increase in suicide risk, particularly in LMICs. Country governments, donors, researchers, development practitioners, and communities – we all have an important role in [...]

  • Participants from Nagongera HCIV and Mulanda HCIV during the learning session held at the Tororo District offices.

Tackling gender, youth, and social inclusion gaps to improve viral load suppression among men and children in Tororo district

 By Elizabeth Kemigisha, WI-HER’s Technical Specialist, Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation  Summary: This story highlights how identifying and tackling gender, youth, and social inclusion issues with community and facility influencers can impact viral load suppression among HIV clients who are not suppressing even when they are active in care. It draws from Nagongera Health Centre IV and Mulanda Health Centre IV experiences in Tororo district in Eastern Uganda. The project’s vision is committed to progressing USAID/Uganda’s Journey to Self-Reliance (J2SR) and the CDCS 2016-2021, which seeks to improve the adoption of [...]

  • Every Kid Healthy Week Schedule

Every Kid Healthy in Rwanda: Mentoring girls to thrive in healthy relationships

By Maddison Hall, MPH, WI-HER Program Officer Question: Thank you so much for sharing your experience today. To celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week, WI-HER is focusing on the ways we can support the health and wellbeing of adolescent girls and young women. To begin, can you introduce yourself, and tell us why you were inspired to work with girls and young women in your community in Rwanda? Clementine Tumwambaze, DREAMS Mentor (photo courtesy of Clementine) Answer: My name is Clementine Tumwambaze, I am Rwandan, and I am a [...]

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WI-HER, LLC (Women Influencing Health, Education, and Rule of Law) is an international consulting firm that identifies and implements creative solutions to complex health and social challenges to achieve better, healthier lives for women and men, girls and boys. We employ an integrated, multisectoral approach that links health with education, rule of law, and agriculture to improve health outcomes and achieve sustained development. WI-HER, LLC is a woman-owned small business based in the Washington, DC area.