Gender integration across multiple sectors, including health, education, rule of law, and energy, is essential in achieving optimal and equal programmatic results for women, men, girls and boys. Our skilled team works to identify and address gender related gaps and barriers in program design, implementation, and evaluation in order to spark sustainable social change and improve outcomes. WI-HER provides short and long-term technical assistance to both new and ongoing programs, using an innovative, culturally sensitive and adaptable approach to:
- Conduct gender assessments and analyses;
- Develop strategies and identify opportunities for gender integration consistent with project, donor, and organization goals and objectives;
- Develop and adapt tools to assist staff and clients actively integrate gender;
- Deliver and facilitate trainings to enhance staff and participant knowledge and skills required to address gender gaps, including gender analysis, monitoring and evaluation, and assessing data for decision making;
- Develop project or organizational best practices to promote equality in service delivery and project implementation;
- Create models to link gender with other sectors in support of health, education, rule of law, and energy programming.
Utilizing adult learning approaches to identify and address gender disparities, we provide technical assistance to integrate and mainstream gender into project activities. We are able to quickly adapt our state of the art gender assessment and analysis tools to specific country and regional contexts, allowing us to systematically identify gender and social inclusion gaps that prevent women, men, boys and girls from living equally healthy and productive lives. We work to then address barriers and integrate gender to change individual, community and workplace norms to create sustainable change and positive behaviors. In order to ensure that results are sex-disaggregated and routinely measured, we work with partners to develop gender-sensitive indicators that are routinely measured throughout project implementation.
WI-HER staff have extensive experience in designing and delivering specialized gender integration workshops and trainings across multiple countries and contexts in Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia. We develop and adapt tools and training materials to enhance participant knowledge and skills in conducting gender analyses to identify and address gender gaps and barriers, developing monitoring and evaluation plans, developing gender-sensitive indicators, and collecting and analyzing sex-disaggregated data.
Our trainings use updated, engaging adult learning techniques to deliver interactive workshops to build institutional capacity and allow participants to practice newly developed skills and ensure that they truly understand the material presented. Our trainings cover a wide range of topics including gender, gender integration, counter-human trafficking, and anti-workplace harassment. Training workshops have included train-the-trainer sessions on gender integration principles and practices for healthcare providers, clinic workers, and various implementing partner staff. WI-HER has also supported the development of an online e-learning course on gender integration and health systems strengthening for a global audience. Our wide range of training experience allows us to deliver high quality workshops customized for any level participant, in any region.
WI-HER believes gender-based violence (GBV) must be explicitly addressed in all gender-related programs and gender integration activities. Without reducing and eliminating all forms of GBV, women, men, girls, and boys will never achieve their full potential to be healthy. GBV comes in many forms, and WI-HER works to identify the ways that GBV is perpetrated in a community at the outset of an activity, as well as all those who are affected by it. Our team can support GBV interventions at both the clinic and community levels, with government support to create an environment that supports victims and vulnerable populations. In addition to identifying causes of GBV, we aim to identify positive norms that can serve as opportunities to promote positive, healthy practices that prevent violence.