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

  • The USAID Integrated Health program, with technical assistance from WI-HER, revitalized its gender-based violence Technical Working Group (TWG). The GBV TWG is working toward strengthening GBV prevention and response in the state of Kebbi in Nigeria.

Revitalizing and Building the Capacity of the State Gender-Based Violence Technical Working Group in Kebbi, Nigeria

By Stella Abah, WI-HER Gender, Social Inclusion, and Community Engagement (GSI&CE) Advisor, and Dr. Adamu Nuhu, USAID IHP Kebbi Director Gender-based violence (GBV) is a life-threatening issue that impacts health and violates international human rights law, and principles of gender equality. It is also a threat to lasting peace and an affront to our common humanity. According to the 2018 Nigeria DHS, 32% of women who have experienced physical or sexual violence have sought help to stop the violence, while 55% have never sought help or told anyone about the [...]

  • Group photo of iDARE teams from Molo sub-county hospital, Rongai health centre, Kitengela subcounty hospital, and Nakuru Provincial General Hospital during a virtual learning session, together with the WI-HER team.

Improving Services for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence: Lessons Learned During Virtual Engagements During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Luseka Mwanzi, WI-HER Gender Coordinator When COVID-19 began in China in late 2019, Kenyans thought it was far-fetched. They never imagined that we as a country would be affected. Reality hit March 16th, 2020, when the president ordered that all schools be closed, and many students began to learn from home. Institutions and companies also introduced working from home. It was no different for the rest of the WI-HER team around the world. Group photo of iDARE teams from Molo sub-county hospital, Rongai health centre, Kitengela subcounty hospital, [...]

Human Trafficking in Ethiopia: Risk Factors and its Relation to the Wollo Sex Trade

By Krista Odom, Program Coordinator They say the most beautiful women in Ethiopia come from Wollo. The women there will make you coffee and are so accommodating. You will find that half are Christian and half are Muslim, and some may speak Arabic. It is where you can go to see women dance the traditional Eskesta, where they bop and weave their shoulders in a hypnotic rhythm. This is where the best seretegna, domestic servants, come from; they cook, clean, take care of the babies, do your shopping, work for [...]

  • WI-HER is committed to helping the most vulnerable communities, including refugees from all backgrounds, to create a path forward to well-being and resiliency.

Building Capacity and Resiliency in Refugees in Fragile Areas of the Middle East

By Allison Annette Foster, Vice President, WI-HER, LLC WI-HER is committed to helping the most vulnerable communities, including refugees from all backgrounds, to create a path forward to well-being and resiliency. All refugees have mountains to overcome economically, psychologically, and emotionally. Some, like the Palestinians in Jordan, are well-entrenched in their new countries, with jobs and social networks, but still struggle with poverty and stigma. Others, such as those from Syria, have emerged from horrific experiences and bring trauma and fear. No matter where these refugees have fled from, and no [...]

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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.