Gender and Inclusive Development

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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. 

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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.

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This document contains key outcomes and recommendations of the 2018 Gender 360 Summit.

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.

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). 

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