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

Paternity leave: who gets it and why does it matter?

By Kelly Dale and Morgan Mickle Gender equality advocates across the world push for greater equality in policies and programs, in access to education and health, and in workplaces and the home. A policy that spans across almost all of these spaces is paternity leave. Paternity leave—defined by the ILO as paid or unpaid leave period –reserved for fathers in relation to childbirth or leave that can be used exclusively by fathers—allows men the opportunity to bond with their newborns and support their partner with childcare (or do it alone [...]

  • Morgan Mickle of WI-HER and Lani Marquez of URC represent ASSIST at the USAID event, “Learning from Zika.” Photo Credit: David Alexander, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, and Sloane Prince, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, 2019

Learning from Zika – and Beyond

By Morgan Mickle, Gender Specialist, WI-HER, LLC We have a lot to learn from Zika. And we better pay attention. Many believe that Zika is no longer a threat, but think again. In the first three months of 2019 alone, there were 61 confirmed Zika cases reported in the country.[i] In Peru’s far northwest region, there have been 19 confirmed cases in Piura between January and the first week in May, [ii] and 15 suspected cases of Zika among pregnant women in Tumbes between January and mid-June.[iii] Last year in [...]

  • Gender opportunities across the value chain

WI-HER Series: Breaking Barriers and Raising the Bar on Measurement – Part III: Measuring Corporate Women’s Leadership and Economic Empowerment Programs

By Tisa Barrios Wilson, Program Associate Despite research that shows girls perform better educationally across the world,1 the translation of that performance to success and equality in the workforce remains a challenge. Known as the Global Gender Pay Gap,2 women’s earnings remain, on average, between 10 and 30% less than men’s globally.  These figures understate the extent of gender pay gaps in developing countries where informal self-employment is more common.3,4 Globally, women face a multitude of challenges when entering the workforce including the disproportionate responsibility for unpaid care and domestic [...]

  • Illustration 1. A working group presenting findings

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, [...]

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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.