USAID ASSIST Senior Gender Technical Advisor, Dr. Taroub Harb Faramand, MD, MPH, and President of WI-HER LLC (Women Influencing Health, Education and Rule of Law), will lead a presentation on gender integration through the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project at USAID.
This presentation will describe how the USAID ASSIST Project integrates gender by incorporating modern improvement techniques to identify and overcome gender-related issues and barriers to achieve better outcomes for women, men, boys and girls. The presentation will focus specifically on gender integration activities in the Safe male circumcision (SMC), Non-communicable diseases, and in PMTCT programming. It will describe gender integration planning methods and will also discuss the use of sex-disaggregated data for improvement and illustrate how to move from analysis to intervention through stories from the field. The presentation will also share relevant tools developed for the USAID ASSIST Project which have aided the project to integrate gender and track progress, such as multi-facility and multi-region improvement databases for collecting and analyzing sex-disaggregated data. We will also share lessons learned and examples of what does not work.