Gender Integration

Improving Female Involvement in Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Uganda

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project in Uganda has been working collaboratively with 10 implementing partners (IPs) to carry out voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention...

Reducing the gender-related immunization gap in two districts of Mopti Region in Mali

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project works to improve health services quality and outcomes by strengthening the productivity and performance of the health workforce for a sustainable response. This...

What We’ve Learned About Integrating Gender in Improvement

Julia Holtemeyer

Improvement Specialist for Gender and Knowledge Management, USAID ASSIST Project/WI-HER, LLC

A Guide to Integrating Gender in Improvement

This guide incorporates the USAID ASSIST Project's learning and experience with gender integration in improvement over the last five years. It explains gender and gender integration, details how to integrate gender in improvement...

VIDEO: El abordaje de seis pasos para identificar y cerrar las brechas relacionadas con el género

Este video en español se presenta nuestro abordaje de seis pasos para identificar y cerrar las brechas relacionadas con el género . ASSIST utiliza un abordaje holístico para integrar el género durante el mejoramiento de la calidad de...

Gender integration in quality improvement: Increasing access to health services for women in rural Mali

Anemia is one of the leading contributors to infant and maternal mortality and morbidity in Mali. The causes of anemia are many and complex, but are influenced by social norms and cultural beliefs as well as lack of access to health and...

Approche en six étapes pour identifier et combler les écarts liés au genre

Le projet Application de la science pour le renforcement et l’amélioration des systèmes (ASSIST) de l’USAID utilise une approche holistique et efficace de l’intégration des genres dans l’amélioration de la qualité des soins de santé. Le...

VIDEO: Six-step approach to help teams integrate gender into improvement activities

The USAID ASSIST Project recognizes that integrating gender into all project activities has the potential to improve outcomes for women and men, boys and girls. ASSIST partner WI-HER, LLC developed an innovative and effective six-step...

WI-HER and ASSIST to Participate in 16 Days of Activism Tweet Chat Relay

Julia Holtemeyer

Improvement Specialist for Gender and Knowledge Management, USAID ASSIST Project/WI-HER, LLC

​The USAID ASSIST Project and WI-HER are working together in this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign by participating in a Tweet Chat Relay on Thursday, December 10th. Focusing on “Promising Approaches to Respond to Gender-Based Violence,” WI-HER staff will tweet from 10-11am about gender-based violence as an unintended negative consequence of economic strengthening programs. Specifically, we will focus on a project in Uganda aimed at increasing income for women to improve outcomes among orphans and vulnerable children that saw increased violence against those women.

GBV Tweet Banner, December 2015

The 16 Days Campaign is dedicated to ending gender-based violence at individual, community, national, and global levels. What started as an effort of 23 individuals in 1991 has grown into a UN recognized campaign of more than 5,000 organizations in approximately 187 countries. For all 25 years of the campaign, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University has been the coordinator and served as a hub for information and networking. The campaign is not an individual effort of CWGL, rather it “takes shape from local, national, regional and international initiatives around the world.”

Integrating gender in USAID ASSIST Kenya activities: A versatile approach for addressing local and national issues

Megan Ivankovich

Senior Program Officer, WI-HER, LLC

As leaders of the gender integration work within the USAID ASSIST Project, we at WI-HER LLC have frequently commented on the versatility of our approach. Utilizing quality improvement principles and tools, we have stated that our 6-step approach to integrate gender can be applied to any topic in any field. The hard work of the USAID ASSIST Kenya team made this claim come to life.

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