This course explains how to design and implement FP/SRH programs and services that engage men and boys in supportive, affirming, and gender equitable ways.
Rigorous monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is essential to the success of FP programs, and establishing consistent and effective indicators is part of the work of MEASURE Evaluation, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development, to improve health information systems globally. This brief outlines 15 key indicators that ministries of health and organizations can use to inform the M&E of programs that encourage male engagement in FP.
To strengthen policy approaches to engage men and boys in family planning, HP+ presents a policy framework for male engagement and examples of how the framework can be applied to strengthen the enabling environment for male engagement. The framework is organized around men’s and boys’ three overlapping roles in family planning: as contraceptive users, as supportive partners for family planning, and as agents of change. It includes 27 policy provisions that influence men’s and boys’ participation in family planning and seven principles for male engagement. The framework can be used as a resource for policymakers to design policies that support male engagement in family planning. It can also be used as a policy analysis tool to identify strengths and gaps in global, national, and subnational policy environments related to male engagement.
What should you do, and not do, when engaging men & boys in health promotion and gender equity? This 2-page resource brings together recent best practices and lessons learned for male engagement across health areas. It is intended to guide decision-making about programs, policy, media coverage, research, and funding priorities.
This training manual is designed to be used by staff members of organizations or companies within traditionally male-dominated industries, with a particular focus on organizations participating in USAID’s Engendering Industries program. It could also be used and/or adapted by gender equality organizations wishing to train facilitators on engaging men for gender equality. It could also be delivered as a direct training by gender equality facilitators in a workplace setting. It is designed to support the delivery of gender-transformative group education processes to men and women.
EMERGE is an initiative focused on measurement of gender equality and empowerment. The platform is designed as a repository of measures and resources for survey researchers and practitioners working on development, program monitoring and evaluation, and for consideration of state or national indicators.