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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.

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Yemen’s Local Green Revolution: Empowerment of Women and Youth

By Hania Bekdash, Graduate Research Intern, and Erin Taylor, Program Officer, WI-HER, LLC For anyone familiar with Yemen and its history, “resilient” is a common term used to describe its locals, particularly women, who have experienced a long string of conflicts in recent decades. Already the poorest country in the region, Yemenis were no stranger to electricity shortages even before 2015. Still, poverty rates nearly doubled from 2014 to 2016, making purchasing fuel for typical generators increasingly difficult as many parts of the country have no government-provided electricity whatsoever. With [...]

Gender and Zika – Part I: Gender-Based Violence

By: Erin Taylor, Program Officer While the Zika virus is today known for its prevalence in Latin America, it was actually identified in and named after a forest in Uganda in 1947. The virus is mostly spread by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito although it can be spread from mother to child during pregnancy, through sexual intercourse, blood transfusions, or through exposure in a laboratory or healthcare setting. There is currently no vaccine and as of August 2017, 48 countries in the Americas have confirmed cases of the virus. [...]

Invisible to policy: where are female youth among refugees in Kampala?

By Katie Krueger Uganda has one of the most progressive policies on refugees in Africa, and even in the world: refugees are settled in communities, as opposed to camps, where they are provided with plots of land to cultivate, and encouraged to sell surplus produce in local markets, which are supported with aid money. This approach benefits both refugees and local residents in and around those communities. The Guardian once even asked if Uganda was the best place in the world to be a refugee, highlighting the nation’s efforts to [...]

Approche en 6 étapes pour identifier et combler les écarts liés au genre

This is the French-language version of our video about the six-step approach to help teams integrate gender into improvement activities. Le partenaire d’ASSIST, WI-HER, LLC, a mis au point une approche innovante et efficace en 6 étapes pour aider les équipes d’ASSIST à intégrer le genre dans les activités d’amélioration pour identifier et combler les écarts liés au genre. Cette approche a été testée dans divers programmes et pays d’ASSIST et elle a permis d’obtenir une meilleure utilisation des services et une meilleure rétention en matière de soins, ainsi qu’une [...]

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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.