Entries by rpickard


Placing Empathy at the Heart of Provider Behavior Change: A Toolkit

Written by: Alison Pack, Program Officer Although existing service delivery data provide valuable information, they provide little detail on factors that influence provider behavior. Furthermore, conducting service-focused research can be expensive and time-consuming. Those working in provider behavior change need resources to help them identify the most influential provider behavioral drivers in a given context. […]


Understanding the Effects of Gender-Based Violence Across Health Areas

Written by: Danette Wilkins, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION Observed every November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women gives us an opportunity to take stock of the current state of violence against women and girls (VAWG) around the world. This includes the sobering reality that one in three women and girls […]


Family Planning and Intimate Partner Violence: An Intersection Deserving of More Attention

Written by: Danette Wilkins, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION Intimate partner violence (IPV) significantly impacts family planning (FP)-related behaviors and outcomes, including reproductive autonomy, pregnancy, and childbearing decision-making, contraceptive preference, and contraceptive uptake and continuation.1-6 However, integrated programming addressing both FP and IPV is rare.7 FP practitioners need more research and programming that integrate both health issues—inside […]