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Jhpiego's Approach to Gender


Enhancing the health and saving the lives of women, girls and families requires an understanding of gender-based needs, preferences, constraints and opportunities of males, females and other gender identities.
Enhancing the health and saving the lives of women, girls and families requires an understanding of gender-based needs, preferences, constraints and opportunities of males, females and other gender identities.
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Enhancing the health and saving the lives of women, girls and families requires an understanding of gender-based needs, preferences, constraints and opportunities of males, females and other gender identities. Gender inequality, in particular female lack of rights and empowerment, gender-based violence (GBV), and limited male engagement, inhibits abilities to effectively understand, access and utilize health services and implement healthy practices. Jhpiego strives to consistently reflect this understanding in its programs and has a proven track record of doing so. For more than four decades, Jhpiego has put evidence-based programs and technical innovation into everyday practice to ensure the world’s most vulnerable people have access to high-quality health care services, and has worked to ensure that global and national policy guidelines reflect these best practices. Jhpiego provides the same level of technical innovation and expertise to countries working to transform gender inequalities that impact health.




What's Happening


Guide for Integrated Care for Victims of Gender-Based Violence [Guia para Atendimento Integrado às Vitimas de Violência]

This guide aims to assist health professionals in the physical and psychological treatment of survivors of violence, as well as measures to prevent HIV and other diseases transmitted via sex after sexual violence.

Download Guide for Service (Portuguese) PDF



Highlights of Jhpiego's Work in Gender


Nepal Takes Action to Assist Health Care Providers in Responding to Gender-Based Violence

The Government of Nepal is working to change a code of silence that surrounds gender-based violence (GBV) by establishing guidelines and protocols for health workers who are on the frontlines of care for women. Read More »

The 5 Things You Should Know about Gender-Based Violence This Valentine’s Day

Gender-based violence affects more than 1 billion women worldwide. Research shows that gender-based violence is a significant cause of maternal death and a risk factor for contracting HIV, as well as a leading cause of other physical and mental problems. Read More »


With Support from Jhpiego, Afghan Government Integrates Gender Equity Issues into Health Services

Jhpiego and the Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health adopted an innovative cross-cutting approach to establish a national strategy to develop and implement gender-sensitive programming on a range of health topics. Read More »

Helping Victims of Sexual Violence in Mozambique Receive Appropriate Care and Treatment

Nurses lead an effort to ensure sexual assault victims receive HIV prevention services and treatment as a way to extend appropriate services to women and others. A review of emergency admissions, supported by Jhpiego, resulted in the initiative and a public awareness campaign in areas of Maputo city. Read More »