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How to Conduct a Gender Analysis

The USAID ASSIST Project integrates gender considerations in quality improvement in order to improve outcomes for all — women and men, girls and boys. ASSIST partner WI-HER, LLC developed an innovative and effective six-step approach to help ASSIST teams integrate gender in order to identify and close gender-related gaps in improvement activities. This video explains the first step in detail: how to conduct a gender analysis.

Six-step approach to help teams integrate gender into improvement activities

The USAID ASSIST Project recognizes that integrating gender into all project activities has the potential to improve outcomes for women and men, boys and girls. ASSIST partner WI-HER, LLC developed an innovative and effective six-step approach to help ASSIST teams integrate gender in order to identify and close gender-related gaps in improvement activities. It has been tested in a variety of ASSIST programs and countries and has achieved improved service utilization and retention in care as well as a decrease in adverse events. In this video, Dr. Taroub Harb Faramand [...]

How Addressing Gender Considerations in Improvement Work Leads to Better Outcomes

Gender integration rests on the understanding that achieving sustained and equitable outcomes in health and other development outcomes requires a gender-sensitive approach throughout the program cycle. In this video, Dr. Taroub Harb Faramand of WI-HER, LLC explains how addressing gender considerations in improvement work leads to better outcomes. She describes that we can only truly improve quality of care for all patients when the different needs of men, women, boys, and girls are explicitly recognized and addressed by providers, facilities, and systems. Discussing a TB/HIV project in Uganda with the [...]

Rule of Law and Gaps in LGBTI Protections in Kosovo

By Dan Ward Rule of law problems are a major field for international development work.  In practice, this means addressing discrepancies between legal protections for vulnerable groups, and lack of “on-the-ground” enforcement of these protections.  While rule of law issues certainly exist in highly developed countries as well, they tend to be more prevalent in less-developed countries.  One such country is Kosovo, which is in the unique position of being a recently sovereign Balkan nation that saw significant Western European influence and U.S. advisory in the drafting of its constitution. As [...]

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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.