16 Days of Activism

For nearly 10 years WI-HER has proudly fought for women’s rights and human rights, at home, in society, and in the workplace. Join us for 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence!

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

  • In June 2020, Gender, Social Inclusion, and Community Engagement Advisor Stella Abah facilitated a three-day workshop to engage stakeholders in designing and implementing activities to engage men within the health facility and address factors to reduce barriers to maternal and child health service utilization by men and women.

Raising Men as Champions for Health

By Stella Abah, Gender, Social Inclusion, & Community Engagement Advisor, IHP Kebbi State, Nigeria Engaging men as fathers during pregnancy is a positive entry point to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) as well as couple relations. Men’s greater involvement in RMNCH can also open opportunities to improve men’s own sexual and reproductive health, disrupt intergenerational cycles of violence, and promote men’s roles as advocates for maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).[1] Gender inequality negatively impacts the health of women [...]

  • Evangelist Flora Egwu, Coordinator for the Ebonyi State Chapter of the Child Protection Network (CPN)

IHP Stakeholders’ Orientation Strengthens GBV Referrals in Ebonyi State

By: Emilia Okon, IHP Ebonyi Gender, Social Inclusion, and Community Engagement Advisor In April 2020, the USAID Integrated Health Program (IHP), USAID/Nigeria’s flagship service delivery project, started its work in Ebonyi, a state in southeastern Nigeria, to contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality of women and children. A few months later, IHP brought together key government and nongovernment stakeholders to discuss issues around gender, social inclusion, and gender-based violence (GBV) in the state. IHP Ebonyi aimed to use this session as a first opportunity to engage and build [...]

My Experience with Gender and Youth Desk Officers Training in Kebbi

By Stella Abah, Gender, Social Inclusion, & Community Engagement Advisor, IHP Kebbi State, Nigeria Gender roles are expectations set by society to define and explain how women and men should act based solely on whether they are born male or female. Despite different generations possessing their own distinct values in this regard, there are nonetheless rigid widespread similarities in how gender is perceived.[1] Rigid gender norms and gender inequalities drive ill health for women, men, girls and boys, and contribute to poverty.[2] That means everyone can be a victim of [...]

  • Potential gains in GDP from women's labor market participation

Increasing women’s participation in the labor market to improve the GDP

Potential gains in GDP from women's labor market participation Brookings Institution estimates by increasing women's labor market participation to the same rate as advanced economies, Africa would gain 44 million more labor market participants. According to Andinet Woldemichael, some policy areas worth focusing on in Africa include: empowering women in the informal sector and escaping the "middle dip" in labor force participation. Furthermore, he encourages focusing on gender parity in pay as well as improving protections for women. Source: Brookings Institution https://www.brookings.edu/blog/africa-in-focus/2020/01/29/figure-of-the-week-economic-gains-from-increasing-female-labor-force-participation-in-africa/  

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