Gender and Inclusive Development

Pictoram showing World Bank, UNDP statistics that GBV could be costing countries up to 4% in GDP-which is more than 2 times what most governments spend on education- and that, when applied, that could mean up to 2% of GDP is lost each year just due to GBV in agriculture

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? 

Infographic showing three figures with the written statistic one in three women worldwide has experienced physical or sexual intimate partner violence (IPV) or nonpartner sexual violence in their lifetime. (WHO, 2013)

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.

Young women and adolescent girls account for a disproportionate number of new HIV infections. In 2016, new infections among young women aged 15–24 were 44 percent higher than young men their age. Women who experience gender-based violence face 50 percent greater risk of HIV infection. Globally, 7,500 young women acquire HIV every week.

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.

Group of primary school aged girls in Malawi smiling

Think back to the last time your work was coming to an end on a large-scale evaluation. Recall how you worked so hard to generate recommendations grounded in evidence and rigorous analysis? And how you all knew the evaluation was going to be useful to a broad audience? 

Twitter card showing sticky wall messages from EnCompass staff on International Women's Day

This post was originally published on www.InternationalWomensDay.com to demonstrate best practices in private sector commemoration of International Women's Day 2018 (#IWD2018). 

Report cover of Peer Education Program Pocket Guide

In our role as Gender advisor on the AIDSFree project, EnCompass developed this pocket guide to provide peer educators with tools to deliver training to prison inmates and staff about HIV and tuberculosis (TB) prevention and treatment. It contains six modules and was developed in both English and Swahili.

Fazel Rahim posing for International Women's Day, 2017

With just a few days until the 2018 Gender 360 Summit on June 11, which EnCompass is co-sponsoring, we are pleased to feature insights from another EnCompass staff member who will present on our work related to “Positive Girl and Boy Development,” the summit’s theme. Fazel Rahim is a Gender and Training Specialist based at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland.

Heran presenting to an audience

As we approach the 2018 Gender 360 Summit on June 11, which EnCompass is co-sponsoring, several of our staff will present on our work related to “Positive Girl and Boy Development,” the summit’s theme. To kick off this three-part series, we talked with Heran Tadesse, EnCompass’ Senior Gender Advisor in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

african woman with tablet

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation contracted EnCompass to conduct a landscape analysis of technologies, actors, innovations, and trends in technology-enabled self help groups.

report cover

In 2016 and 2017, EnCompass supported the USAID Performance Management and Support Program for Lebanon (PMSPL II) in conducting three education sector gender analyses across basic public education, higher education, and vocational training.

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