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Transforming Masculinities is an evidence-based approach to promote gender equality and positive masculinities within faith communities. It is based upon the understanding that spiritual beliefs and faith leaders are part of the structure that shapes social and gender norms, and focuses on prevention and response to sexual and gender-based violence. Known locally as Masculinité, Famille, […]

Publication | Passages Project | Family Planning | Gender Equality

The US government invested over $50 billion in global health over the last five years. Last year specifically, USAID laid out its first ever Vision for Health Systems Strengthening, defining health systems strengthening (HSS) as a capacity building approach that supports quality service provision, extends the coverage of care, and provides financial protections, all while […]

Blog | FACT Project | Family Planning | Fertility Awareness | Gender Equality

Intimate partner violence and child maltreatment are common forms of violence with many overlapping risk factors and outcomes. In order to identify opportunities for greater collaboration between programs addressing intimate partner violence and child maltreatment, researchers conducted a literature review of programs in low and middle-income countries that addressed one form of violence but also reported […]

Journal Article | REAL Fathers Initiative | Gender Equality

In the Journal of Global Health Viewpoints piece, “Men’s health: time for a new approach to policy and practice?,” authors Peter Baker and IRH’s Tim Shand discuss the status of men’s health globally, in terms of mortality, use of health services, health literacy, risk-taking and masculinity, and other gender factors. They share what works with […]

Journal Article | Gender Equality

A new article published in Prevention Science Journal, “Evaluation of the REAL Fathers Initiative on Physical Child Punishment and Intimate Partner Violence in Northern Uganda,” shows the promising results of a parenting intervention as a means to address violence.

Blog | REAL Fathers Initiative | Gender Equality

Violence against women and violence against children in Uganda are recognized as significant public health concerns. Exposure to violence at home as a child can increase the likelihood of perpetrating or experiencing violence later in life. These two forms of violence share similar risk factors and often, but not always, co-occur at the household level. […]

Journal Article | REAL Fathers Initiative | Adolescents | Gender Equality

Tékponon Jikuagou aims to develop and test a scalable package of social network activities to engage men and women in discussion and reflection about unmet need for family planning. The package of activities works with and through influential and connected network actors who may be more effective in diffusing new ideas and mobilizing public dialogue than formal leaders or health workers […]

Publication | Tékponon Jikuagou | Family Planning | Strategic Scale-up | Gender Equality

IRH teamed up with Search Institute to explore the links between individual and social assets and sexual and reproductive health of very young adolescents.

Blog | Adolescents | Fertility Awareness | Gender Equality | Family Planning

The community mobilization process engages and empowers leaders — such as elected councilors, clergy, and teachers — to drive the change they want to see.

Blog | GREAT Project | Adolescents | Family Planning | Gender Equality

The FAM Project builds upon the experience of previous USAID-funded projects in which IRH developed, tested and introduced fertility awareness-based methods (FAM) in diverse family planning programs in over 20 countries worldwide.

project | Mobilizing technology for reproductive health | Adolescents | Family Planning | Fertility Awareness | Gender Equality | Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation | Strategic Scale-up