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

  • 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 [...]

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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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Health worker efforts to improve GBV case management in Kenya

By: Hayley Hoaglund, MPH/MBA candidate at JHU and a WI-HER Intern Gender-based violence (GBV) affects millions of women and men worldwide. In Kenya, its implications are long lasting and devastating, as physical violence affects 49% of girls and 48% of boys aged 13-17 years, and sexual violence affects 11% of girls and 4% of boys, according to Brookings. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic violence has been exacerbated through stay-at-home orders. These numbers are underreported due to the fear and stigma that often accompanies violence. GBV poses a substantial threat [...]

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Harnessing evidence for impact and inclusive development: Announcing WI-HER’s collection of gender, social inclusion, and health desk reviews in Nigeria

“Evidence suggests that women in Ebonyi have limited access to assets and financial resources, and also experience concerning levels of controlling behaviors in marital relationships. Women face restrictive norms that limit their ability to make decisions about their own wellbeing, finances, and health. Women’s subordinate status also exposes them to risk of gender-based violence, and Ebonyi has some of the highest levels of sexual violence in the country. While men have greater decision-making power and access to resources, the limited evidence available suggests that norms about masculinity deter men from [...]

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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.