PRB’s gender work spans the United States and the globe, from young women’s well-being across generations in the United States to violence against women around the world. We moderate the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) website and listserv, co-chair the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Task Force, and edit and produce print and multimedia materials that guide gender communities of practice globally. As a GBV Task Force co-chair, PRB organizes events that apprise development experts of new research and best practices on a wide range of GBV issues, including child marriage, female genital mutilation/cutting, and sex selection at birth.
Integrating Gender into Reproductive Health
This reference manual, prepared by IGWG's Gender Manual Task Force, focuses on the "how" of gender integration. It is a tool for integrating gender concerns into program design, implementation, and evaluation, thereby improving reproductive health through equitable gender relations.
Gender Mainstreaming in International Development Organizations
Organizations are beginning to recognize the value of gender equality as an organizational as well as a programmatic priority, and realize that gender mainstreaming—the pursuit of greater gender equality internally—is both the right thing and the smart thing to do.
Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting’s Links to HIV, Fistula, and Early/Child Marriage
PRB has prepared a set of three Evidence Briefs, summarizing the program’s findings on FGM/C and its relationship to HIV, fistula, and early/child marriage. The Evidence Briefs highlight what we know and still need to understand based on the program’s rigorous review of the existing research lite…
Using Films to Start Conversations for Change
Using Films to Start Conversations for Change Dressed in their colorful native garb, women from India, South Sudan, and Malawi gathered in a classroom at the Barefoot College in the village of Tilonia in northwestern India. The film, No problem! Six Months With the Barefoot Grandmamas, tells their s…
Fighting FGM/C Through Social Marketing
PRB has created a short video that shares key lessons from two studies in Egypt and Sudan that looked at effective elements of various social marketing campaigns. The video highlights how the four P’s—product, price, place, and promotion—can be used to design a high-quality FGM/C campaign.…
Reference Guide for Understanding FGM/C Data
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is a core partner on the Population Council’s Evidence to End FGM/C: Research to Help Girls and Women Thrive—a UKAID-funded research program to help end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) within one generation. Our role is to build the consortium’s capaci…
The Effect of Reproductive Health Improvements on Women's Economic Empowerment
With increased attention to women’s economic empowerment among donors and policymakers across the globe, we are at a pivotal moment for reviewing the current state of the research on women’s economic empowerment to identify gaps.
Researchers Share Results With Policymakers
The Research Council of Norway, a funding partner in the Population and Poverty Research Network (PopPov) for which PRB is the Secretariat, recently hosted a knowledge-sharing event at the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) in Oslo, Norway.
Mutilations Génitales Féminines/Excision: Données Et Tendances
Les mutilations génitales féminines et l’excision (MGF/E) sont des pratiques néfastes qui se produisent dans le monde entier. Ce document présente des informations actualisées sur la prévalence et le contexte des MGF/E à l’intérieur des 29 pays pour lesquels des données représentatives et comparable…
Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Declining in Many Countries
Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Data and Trends Update 2017, produced with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, provides the latest data on the practice in 29 developing countries with representative and comparable data—although FGM/C occurs worldwide.