16 Days of Activism

For nearly 10 years WI-HER has proudly fought for women’s rights and human rights, at home, in society, and in the workplace. Join us for 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence!

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

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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 [...]

  • IHP GSI&CE Advisors

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 [...]

  • Ms. Onyinyechi shares her thoughts during the workshop.

Adding Value with Inclusive Development: Involving Adolescents in Strategic Planning to Improve Health Systems

By: Emilia Eyo Okon, Gender, Social Inclusion, & Community Engagement Advisor, WI-HER On the USAID Integrated Health Program (IHP) in Nigeria, led by Palladium, WI-HER prioritizes the inclusion of beneficiaries in its efforts to support the state to strengthen the health system and improve access to and quality of health services. As such, during the development of the Ebonyi State Strategy for Gender in Health, WI-HER’s Gender, Social Inclusion, and Community Engagement (GSI&CE) Advisor Emilia Eyo Okon advocated to invite beneficiaries of the health system to the Gender Desk Review [...]

  • IHP GSI&CE Advisor, Aisha Ahmed, stands for violence against women in all its forms!

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation: Obstetric Fistula and Female Cutting in Sokoto – A Preventable Scourge

By Aisha Ahmed, WI-HER, Gender, Social Inclusion and Community Engagement Advisor for USAID IHP in Sokoto State, Nigeria  “A young girl had an obstetric fistula at a young age. She was married and pregnant. Unfortunately, the girl was living with her mother in-law because her husband had travelled to make ends meet in another State. Her mother in-law did not give permission for her to be taken to the hospital when she was in labor. The girl spent three days in labor and was later put to bed. After some [...]

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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.