Men are still missing: Making family planning more gender-inclusive

Written by: Danette Wilkins, Breakthrough ACTION Program Officer, and Olivia Carlson, Breakthrough ACTION Program Officer International Men’s Day, celebrated every November 19, honors the positive contributions that men make to society…

Leveling the Playing Field in Nigeria Through Adalci

Written by: Keerthana Hirudayakanth, Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria Intern In Northern Nigeria, women’s participation in conversations about their own health is not always a given. Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria is trying to change this by positioning…

DO’s & DON’Ts for Engaging Men & Boys: Now Available in French, Portuguese, and Spanish

Written by: Danette Wilkins, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs Gender inequitable norms affect everyone–men and boys, women and girls, and people with other gender identities. Growing…

Using SBC to Transform Gender Norms: An Intervention to Improve Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Written by: Olivia Carlson, Program Officer Taking action to improve gender equity in health and to address women’s rights to health is one of the most direct and potent ways to reduce health inequities and ensure effective use of health…

Compass for SBC “Spotlight” on Breakthrough RESEARCH

As USAID’s flagship social and behavior change (SBC) research and evaluation project, Breakthrough RESEARCH—a consortium led by the Population Council that includes Avenir Health, ideas42, the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown…

Gender: An Update and a Challenge

Written by: Joanna Skinner, Breakthrough ACTION Population and Reproductive Health Team Lead The evidence continues to gather on the importance of integrating gender into all health and development work. The recent Lancet series on gender…

New Advocacy Tool Offers Guidance and Opportunity for Exchange in Male Engagement in Family Planning

Written by: Erin Portillo, Breakthrough ACTION Program Officer II In family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs around the world, there is growing attention to the association between gender inequalities and health outcomes…