Kate P. Gilles is a program director at PRB and the Country Operations Director for the SAFE project. She has expertise in sexual health and rights, family planning, gender, and youth issues. She works with national and global partners to enhance policy advocacy efforts related to sexual and reproductive health and rights through capacity building and the development of innovative policy communications materials. Gilles previously worked on the Evidence Project. Prior to her time at PRB Gilles worked at FHI 360, the Guttmacher Institute, and Brown University. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s in international relations from Wesleyan University. She speaks French and has experience with qualitative and mixed-methods research.
Intimate Partner Violence and Family Planning
Intimate partner violence (IPV)—physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former partner—is an issue that women in all regions and all countries experience. This brief presents data to help policymakers and others understand the nature and extent of the harm caused by IPV.
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.
The Importance of Adolescence
In 2012, the Lancet published a special issue on adolescent health to address some of the gaps in adolescent health and to call for greater attention and commitment. To help expand the reach of this series, PRB has developed three fact sheets outlining the key messages and information from selected …