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This month, IRH traveled to the 2018 International Conference on Family Planning in Kigali, Rwanda. We shared a number of exciting presentations, panels and posters, highlighting our recent research, programs and lessons learned.

| Tékponon Jikuagou | FACT Project | Passages Project | Strengthening couple-centered family planning through faith-based organizations | Learning Collaborative to Advance Normative Change | REAL Fathers Initiative | Technical Assistance | GREAT Project

Addressing gender is implicit in our work. We view gender equity —the differences in access and opportunities between women, men, boys, and girls—as a cross cutting issue that must be embedded throughout the design and evaluation of all of reproductive health programs.

focus area | Passages Project | REAL Fathers Initiative | GREAT Project | Tékponon Jikuagou | Technical Assistance

In September 2017, IRH and partners traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to present at the Sexual Violence Research Institute (SVRI) Forum and share experiences with 500 other experts working to prevent and respond to sexual violence. IRH, Tearfund, and Promundo-US co-led a satellite event titled, Exploring the Links between Intimate Partner Violence and Family […]

Blog | Passages Project | REAL Fathers Initiative | Gender Equality | Family Planning

The REAL Fathers Initiative is a community-based mentoring program that works with young fathers (16-25 years old) who are parenting a child 1-3 years old. REAL aims to: Improve parenting attitudes and confidence in using nonviolent discipline Decrease use of intimate partner violence and physical punishment of children Foster acceptance of non-traditional gender roles in […]

Publication | REAL Fathers Initiative | Gender Equality

Are you – or someone you know – one of the 500 participants who will be at the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in September? You won’t want to miss the exciting presentations, panels, and posters that IRH and our partners will showcase this year. 

Blog | Passages Project | REAL Fathers Initiative | 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

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

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

A core activity of the Responsible, Engaged and Loving (REAL) Fathers Project is mentoring. Mentors are men whom young fathers identify as those they admire and relate to, and work with young fathers in a non-judgmental, open and proactive way. Through individual conversations with each young father once a month for six months and group […]

Training | REAL Fathers Initiative | Gender Equality | Adolescents | Family Planning

A recently published anthropology textbook, Applying Anthropology to Gender-Based Violence: Global Responses, Local Practices, includes the IRH-led Responsible, Engaged and Loving (REAL) Fathers Initiative as an example of using applied anthropology to combat the global problem of gender-based violence (GBV). Edited by Jennifer Wies and Hillary Haldane, the text brings together insights from policy makers, […]

Blog | REAL Fathers Initiative | Adolescents | Gender Equality