This year, UN Women’s theme for International Women’s Day is think equal, build smart, innovate for change. The theme focuses on how we can advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in social protection systems, access to public services, and sustainable infrastructure.
The Transform: Primary Health Care project provides technical assistance to the Government of Ethiopia to support its implementation of the Health Sector Transformation Plan, with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. EnCompass conducted a comprehensive gender analysis to support the Transform: Primary Health Care project in integrating gender-transformative activities through its implementation by addressing multi-leveled power hierarchies acro
Every January, Anti-Trafficking Awareness month presents an opportunity to reflect on progress and the work that lies ahead in combating human trafficking. Human trafficking is a crime that affects victims of all ages, ethnicities, genders, and countries of origin.
As a part of our work with AIDSFree, EnCompass staff developed this flyer for the Lapeng Care Centre in Lesotho. The Lapeng Care Centre is a safe space where women, boys, and girls who have experienced gender-based violence can access free counselling services, referrals to other services, or temporary shelter. It is run by professional counsellors and nurses. Contact information and process notes are included on this flyer.
Members of the EnCompass team developed this two-page fact sheet for the AIDSFree project. Gender-based violence is defined as violence directed at an individual based on the person’s biological sex or gender identity. These guiding principles aim to clarify and promote helpful practices and approaches in working with gender-based violence survivors.
As a part of our work with AIDSFree, members of the EnCompass team designed and delivered a three-day, face-to-face training for PEPFAR implementing partners working with orphans and other vulnerable children and key populations. The aim of this training is to increase implementing partners’ capacity to design and implement interventions that are gender-aware and gender-transformative, and prevent and respond to gender-based violence.
The rise of the #MeToo movement has thrown back the curtain on gender-based violence with a focus on sexual harassment, resulting in a global call for safer workplaces. The movement reveals a hidden truth: gender-based violence happens everywhere. For many this seems obvious, but what about a market development expert? An agricultural extensionist?
Gender-based violence is personal. Global estimates published by the World Health Organization indicate that about 1 in 3 women worldwide (35 percent) have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetimes.
In March, we told you the story of Lerato, who, after experiencing sexual violence, was caught in a web that restricted her access to comprehensive services because referral and case management systems were absent.