Gender and Inclusive Development

Women with GBV coordinator in DRC

EnCompass is partnering with the USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev) to develop an Agency-Wide Gender Learning Strategy, under the ADVANTAGE IDIQ. The Strategy will provide a roadmap for USAID staff to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to advance the Agency’s development outcomes in gender equality and women’s empowerment. 

Malawian girls going to school

EnCompass conducted an external performance evaluation of The Malawi Girls’ Empowerment through Education and Health Activity (ASPIRE), a 4-year USAID activity implemented by Save the Children. ASPIRE, which began in 2014, aims to improve girls’ academic achievement and empowerment through innovative, cross-sectoral interventions addressing education, health, and structural and cultural factors that influence girls’ performance. ASPIRE will reach 182,000 girls aged 10 to 19.

UN Women Executive Director at Speaking event

This post was originally published on Medium.com, by UN Women's Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, in a series of 16 blogs for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. EnCompass previously worked with UN Women to evaluate their regional architecture.

Let Girls Learn Social Media poster with image of a young girl

To support the goal of integrating gender into all USAID programs and activities under the ADVANTAGE IDIQ, EnCompass is developing knowledge management (KM) and communications strategies and services for USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev). EnCompass is working with GenDev to produce a range of KM and communications products, including fact sheets, web content, videos, and podcasts as tools for USAID staff and to educate the general public about gender and development issues. 

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ASPIRE is a 4-year, $16.2 million, USAID activity implemented by Save the Children and three partners, including EnCompass. ASPIRE has three outputs:

participants at a UN Cares workshop.

This post was originally published on Devex.com, by Emma Smith. EnCompass worked with UN Cares to design the UN for All learning modules, piloted them, and then designed and delivered a Training of Trainers to prepare UN Cares facilitators to deliver the modules. EnCompass is proud to support the critically-important work of UN Cares through the UN for All initiative.

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Community health workers (CHWs), and the barriers they face in providing services, have been studied extensively. Less examined is how CHWs respond to these barriers. The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project conducted a qualitative study of the challenges and opportunities Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) in India encounter and how they respond.

cover page of CBET curriculum document

The purpose of this curriculum is to prepare health care and social welfare workers to gain a combination of knowledge, attitudes, skills, and wider attributes of gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children (VAC) competencies in provision of services at different levels of health and social welfare settings. It was developed with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health. Other resources in this training package include:

cover page of training of trainers manual

This manual will orient trainers to the GBV and VAC required competencies for organizing, coordinating, and delivering the gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children (VAC) training package to health care providers and social welfare officers. The manual was developed with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health. Other resources in this training package include:

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These job aids were developed to provide updated guidance to trainers of health care providers and social welfare officers on the provision of effective and comprehensive services to gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children (VAC) survivors. The report was developed with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health. Other resources in this training package include:

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