The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Gender and Sexual Diversity Training
It’s great that someone was willing to start the conversation. Dialogue is always the beginning of change.
— Participant, Rwanda
The Gender & Sexual Diversity (GSD) training is an innovative and practical resource that helps public health and HIV professionals understand gender and sexual diversity in the context of their country and the world. The training aims to engender empathy for gender and sexual minorities and enthusiasm for responding to their health needs. Originally developed for use by leaders of large global and national HIV programs, the training materials are highly adaptable and can be revised for use with a diverse range of audiences and in a variety of contexts.
Gender and sexual minorities—people whose gender, sexual orientation, or sexual characteristics differ from what is typically expected in culture or society—are mistreated almost everywhere. The GSD training explores how misunderstanding and mistreatment of gender and sexual minorities impacts their health, their basic human rights, their work environment, and the communities in which they live.
Comprised of four modules and developed in collaboration with key populations, public health professionals, gender and human rights experts, this version of the Health Policy Project’s GSD training helps participants
- Learn relevant GSD concepts, terms, and policies
- Gain knowledge of the health-related needs of gender and sexual minorities
- Develop appropriate and effective implementing programs by learning how to meaningfully engage with gender and sexual minority beneficiaries
- Get connected to local and regional GSD resources
For more information on GSD training opportunities and adaptations, please contact the Health Policy Project.