Gender Resources

  • UNIFEM's Global Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls: one-stop guidance for programmers, policymakers, and advocates around the world. The site has over 700 practical tools, including programming modules on: 1) Engaging men and boys to prevent GBV, 2) Improving safety of women and girls in public spaces, 3) Expert recommendations for advancing legislation on VAW, including how-to draft, implement, advocate fro and monitor laws, and 4) Monitoring and evaluation.

  • EngenderHealth’s Men As Partners® program has published several new products to help trainers, health care professionals, outreach workers, and activists engage men and boys in reproductive health, HIV prevention and care, and prevention of gender-based violence. From planning effective programs to carrying out activities at the community level, these resources offer step-by-step guidance to engage men and boys and challenge traditional gender norms. The products include:
    - Men’s Reproductive Health Curriculum: Section 1—Introduction to Men’s Reproductive Health Services (REVISED)
    - Needs Assessment Package for Male Engagement Programming
    - Engaging Boys and Men in Gender Transformation: The Group Education Manual
    - Engaging Men in HIV and AIDS at the Service Delivery Level: A Manual for Service Providers
    - Engaging Men at the Community Level
    - Engaging Boys and Men in GBV Prevention and Reproductive Health in Conflict and Emergency-Response Settings: A Workshop Module
All of the above resources are available on the ACQUIRE Project digital archive:

  • Participatory Impact Assessment: a Guide for Practitioners: The Feinstein International Center at Tufts University has been developing and adapting participatory approaches to measure the impact of livelihoods based interventions since the early nineties. Drawing upon this experience, the guide aims to provide practitioners with a broad framework for carrying out project level Participatory Impact Assessments (PIA) of livelihoods interventions in the humanitarian sector. Other than in some health, nutrition, and water interventions in which indicators of project performance should relate to international standards, for many interventions there are no ‘gold standards’ for measuring project impact. This guide aims to bridge this gap by outlining a tried and tested approach to measuring the impact of livelihoods projects. The tools in the guide have been field tested over the past two years in a major research effort, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and involving five major humanitarian NGOs working across Africa. Download the Guide in English, Spanish or French. For more information about the Feinstein International Center, visit

  • Doorways: Student, Community Counselor and Teacher Program to Reduce Gender-Based Violence in Schools USAID’s Office of Women in Development is pleased to announce the release of the Doorways training manuals. The Doorways manuals, developed under the USAID-funded Safe Schools Program, were designed to break the cycle of violence in and around schools by working directly with teachers and students (ages 10-14) to develop healthier and safer classrooms and with community members to help young people survive violent or abusive situations. The set of manuals can be used as part of a gender violence prevention program and in conjunction with existing HIV/AIDS prevention work to better protect children from HIV infection. Piloted in Ghana and Malawi, young people and adults who participated in the programs demonstrated positive changes in attitudes and knowledge concerning gender-based violence. All three manuals and accompanying resource booklet can be found at: For more information on the Safe Schools Program see

  • Study tracking Official Development Assistance for RH in conflict-affected countries: This study represents a first systematic attempt to track official development aid disbursement to reproductive health activities in conflict-affected countries. Most importantly, this study provides evidence of inequity of RH ODA disbursement between conflict-affected and non-conflict-affected countries, and explicitly demonstrates a decline in funding for RH activities (other than HIV/AIDS-related) in conflict-affected countries. It also draws attention to the pressing need for increased and better targeted funding to RH activities in conflict settings, with emphasis on family planning and emergency obstetric care. For full report, click here.

  • Amnesty International's STOP Violence Against Women Campaign aims tocampaign focuses on ending violence against women in the family and in conflict/post conflict situations: two of the most dangerous environments for women globally. Our ultimate goal is basic human rights for women and girls everywhere

UN Resources on Legislations of VAW