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

  • WHO people-centered care

Health Worker Safety is Patient Safety: It’s Time to Rebuild Our Health Systems to Support our Health Workers

By Amanda Ottosson, M.S.C., WI-HER Program Officer Source: World Health Organization “People-centeredness” is a fundamental principle of quality health services. When someone seeks care or treatment within a health system, they hope to be understood, heard, and treated with kindness, respect, and the best possible personalized care possible. This is, of course, critical to quality care, but we must also look at the other side of the coin: how is the health workforce treated? We must ask ourselves: how are the health workers – who consistently and continuously [...]

  • Grade 7 students complete classwork; Photo by DFAT photo library

Knowledge is Power: Protect Education from Attack

By Maddison Hall, MPH, WI-HER Program Officer Grade 7 students complete classwork; Photo by DFAT photo library  “Thuto ke maatla.” In Setswana, spoken in the southern African country of Botswana, this phrase translates to “Knowledge is power.” This phrase was emblazoned under the school crest of the secondary school where I taught in Tsabong, Botswana, a small town nestled in the heart of the Kgalagadi Desert. Every day as I walked into classrooms across our campus, I saw this simple phrase translated into reality, as young women and [...]

  • A Gender Youth Ambassador during awareness creation on GBV in the community in June 2021

Youth Engagement and Social Inclusiveness using Gender and Youth Ambassadors in the USAID Integrated Health Program in Nigeria

By Stella Mwita, GESI Advisor for WI-HER based in Tanzania, East Africa; and Stella Abah, Lydia Musa, and Helen John, Gender, Social Inclusion, and Community Engagement Advisors. WI-HER, LLC, working within the USAID-funded and Palladium-led Integrated Health Project (IHP), is building the capacity of and strengthening health systems across five States in Nigeria. As a part of this work, IHP with assistance from WI-HER, is focused on building advocacy skills and awareness to encourage youth utilization of health services, particularly services related to reproductive health, to encourage healthy sexual behaviors [...]

  • The iDARE team supported health workers by encouraging them to think through gaps in service delivery, enabling them to create long-lasting solutions.

The Importance of Supporting Health Workers and Health Centers

By Luseka Mwanzi, WI-HER Gender Coordinator While National Health Center week is a celebratory week in the United States, this year’s theme “The Chemistry for Strong Communities” inspired me to reflect on the global community and the incredible health centers I have had the opportunity to support to improve gender-based violence (GBV) care in Kenya. WI-HER Gender Coordinator Luseka Mwanzi provides support to local health workers and providers, as well as health centers, to improve the quality of care and service that they give to GBV survivors. Almost [...]

Latest Tweets

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.