Adolescent-responsive health systems intentionally transition the emphasis from creating separate adolescent-friendly spaces towards ensuring that all health services are responsive to the needs and rights of adolescents by incorporating adolescent-friendly elements that have demonstrated effectiveness into the health system. This tool can be used to inform work plans, national priority setting, and budgeting, as well as to measure and monitor a health system’s progress in meeting the needs and rights of adolescents of all genders over time.
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.
The Gender Competency Self-Assessment Tool for Family Planning Providers provides a method for measuring the knowledge, attitudes, and skills of individual providers in six domains of gender competency. By completing this self-assessment, providers can determine their current level of gender competency, and thereby identify areas of strength and weakness in each domain.
This document provides practical guidance for managing and conducting a gender assessment in the health sector. The guide lays out concise, user-friendly directions that are useful for USAID Mission staff as well as other USG partners in carrying out a gender assessment that gathers the necessary information about gender dynamics in a given setting to inform health programming. The objective of this guide is to enable USAID and other USG partners to collect and review gender data relevant to health, and use that information to shape health programming in order to promote gender equality and improve health outcomes.
Developed for the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project, this guide outlines a unique gender integration approach utilizing the science of improvement to integrate gender seamlessly into activities. It aims to build the competencies of policy makers, service providers, and community health workers to analyze gender issues – including GBV – that affect development activities. It allows teams to identify gender gaps and issues affecting the achievement of improvement aims, design and implement activities to close these gaps, and document learning.