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Policy Tools and Approaches for Advancing Gender Equality: HPP Experiences and Lessons Learned
Photo from the gender EOP event
Photo by Health Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC—On Thursday, September 10, the Health Policy Project (HPP) gender team hosted an interactive end-of-project event at the USAID Global Health Bureau office in Crystal City, Virginia. “Policy Tools and Approaches for Advancing Gender Equality: HPP Experiences and Lessons Learned,” offered an opportunity to examine methods developed and applied under HPP for promoting gender equality in family planning, HIV, maternal and child health, and gender-based violence policies and programs.

The two-hour event kicked off with a discussion about how HPP gender activities have supported policy, advocacy, governance, and finance. HPP and USAID staff shared their experiences and inputs, generating thoughtful discussion among all the participants. Participatory roundtable discussions followed, which allowed for in-depth exploration of issues and approaches in improving transgender health; applying innovative GBV tools to support advocacy efforts; addressing gender in policy and governance; and scaling up gender programming. Closing the event, a forward-thinking discussion focused on how donors and country stakeholders can continue to support and advance gender equity in health policy and programs.

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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