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. WI-HER is committed to the rights of all peoples, in discriminant of sex, race, religion, sexuality, economic level, or disability; and we give voice to those most marginalized. 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 for USAID and other donors and has developed reliable approaches to train, guide, and supervise its evaluation teams. read more…

Capacity Development

Capacity Development

We employ country-led adaptive learning techniques that strengthen our partners’ capacities and enable institutionalization at all levels. 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. WI-HER empowers staff and local partners to create, share, and apply knowledge – person-to-person, organization-to-organization, and country to country. 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 Impact of Act East GESI sensitization trainings in Tanzania

By Paula Majumdar, May 2020 After an interview with Dr. Michael Mboya, a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at the Ministry of Health in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, I gained some insight as to how impactful our Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases | East gender equity and social inclusion (GESI) trainings are for our participants. I really appreciated his enthusiasm for the topic and hope that we have the opportunity to foster this type of eagerness among participants in the future. Here are his responses below: Before this training what [...]

  • COVID-19 and Gender. Women Twice at Risk

COVID-19 and Gender. Women Twice at Risk

By Helen John, Gender, Social Inclusion, and Community Engagement Advisor, Integrated Health Project (IHP) Bauchi State, Nigeria COVID-19 and Gender. Women Twice at Risk In December 2019, the world witnessed a major event which has now affected all of us in some way – the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Coronavirus was declared a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) by the World Health Organization (WHO) in late January 2020 and has since spread to many countries and territories across the globe. COVID-I9 is an illness which [...]

  • The PM of SEMCHIC shares background on the workplan and costing templates. Photo Credit: IHP.

Accounting for Gender and Social Inclusion Through Work Plan Development: My Experience With the Primary Health Care (2020-2021) Work and Business Plan

By Stella Abah, Gender, Social Inclusion, & Community Engagement Advisor, IHP Kebbi State, Nigeria The PM of SEMCHIC shares background on the workplan and costing templates. Photo Credit: IHP. “Gender integration” and “mainstreaming” are phrases that we frequently use, but I often hear from colleagues, ‘what does that really mean,’ and ‘what does that look like in practice’? Though the terms may sound similar they are in fact not interchangeable. Gender integration is the process of assessing the implications for women, girls, men, boys for any programs and [...]

  • Facility Staff educating women on hand washing and GBV during ANC and postnatal visit at Kanya PHC

Gendered Impact of COVID 19 on Women and Girls

Facility Staff educating women on hand washing and GBV during ANC and postnatal visit at Kanya PHC Every pandemic, disease outbreak or crisis of any kind affects women, men, boys, girls and individuals of diverse gender identities differently. These effects are further compounded with several intersectional factors of exclusion such as disability and ethnicity. COVID-19 is no different, and undoubtedly within Kebbi State, women, girls and marginalized communities will be among the populations most affected by the pandemic. This is in part due to gender norms, which are [...]

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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.