Gender Integration

Gender Integration

WI-HER promotes the institutionalization of gender integration and social inclusion as part of a resilient social and political foundation through locally-developed solutions, improved country leadership, and an expanded cross-sector partner base. 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 for USAID and other donors, and has developed reliable approaches to train, guide and supervise its evaluation teams. read more…

Capacity Building

Capacity Building

We employ country-led, systems strengthening, and adaptive learning techniques that strengthen our partners’ capacity and enable institutionalization at all levels.  read more…

Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA)

Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA)

WI-HER believes that understanding and learning begins with individuals and is most effectively disseminated through trusting environments, open communication, and shared experiences among people. 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 Blog Posts

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Children with Congenital Syndrome associated with Zika and the importance of addressing gender factors that limit their adherence to their therapeutic plan: The case of Paraguay

By Marlene Espinola y Andrea Ruffinelli, Technical Facilitators for ASSIST Paraguay, Elga Salvador, Senior Gender Advisor, WI-HER, LLC In response to the Zika epidemic, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Health Systems (ASSIST) Project in Paraguay has been collaborating with the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare (MSPyBS) to  improve the capacity of health services to prevent Zika during pregnancy, screen  cases of Zika infection among women of reproductive age and screen microcephaly and other symptoms of Congenital Syndrome associated to Zika (CSaZ) in newborn children. Additionally, [...]

  • Ilustración 1.Presentacion de los hallazgos de la mesa de trabajo

Niños y niñas con Síndrome Congénito asociado al Zika y la importancia de abordar los factores de género que limitan su adherencia al plan terapéutico: El caso de Paraguay

Por Marlene Espinola y Andrea Ruffinelli, facilitadoras técnicas ASSIST Paraguay, Elga Salvador, asesora senior en género, WI-HER, LLC Frente a la epidemia del Zika, el Proyecto de USAID Aplicando la Ciencia para Fortalecer y Mejorar los Sistemas de Salud (ASSIST) de Paraguay ha estado colaborando con el Ministerio de Salud Pública y Bienestar Social (MSPyBS) con el objetivo de mejorar las capacidades de los servicios de salud en la promoción de medidas dirigidas a prevenir el Zika durante el embarazo, en el tamizaje de casos de infecciones de Zika entre mujeres en edad fértil [...]

WI-HER Series: breaking barriers and raising the bar on measurement – Part II: Getting a baseline: WI-HER’s approach to gender analysis

By Kelly Dale Data are essential to achieving the goals of increased empowerment, agency, and equality. Yet we are still grappling to collect and use data that highlight the unique experiences of men, women, boys, and girls, reveal barriers to equality and agency, and prove what works to improve the lives of those that we are trying to reach. This lack of data not only restricts effective programming, but masks and at times even perpetuates inequalities. So, what can we do about this? Part I in this blog series explored [...]

  • Hospital teams from St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Vincent and the Grenadines present their analysis of root causes and consequences contributing to low skin-to-skin contact. Photo Credit: Cara Biddle/ AAP (2018)

Working Together: A Regional Approach to Improving Skin-to-Skin Contact and Well-baby Care in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean

By Morgan Mickle, Gender Specialist, WI-HER, LLC “A third of low birth weight babies die within the first twelve hours after delivery, largely because they get cold very quickly, causing them to stop feeding and leaving them more susceptible to infection.” – Maternal and Child Survival Program Maternal and Child Survival Program. Kangaroo Mother Care. Skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth between baby and family members, particularly mothers, can lead to improved health outcomes for both child and mother, yet the practice is underutilized in many countries. Skin-to-skin [...]

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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.