Project Example

Integrating Gender

This brief describes the Ethiopia Communication for Health approach to planning for integrating gender into programs. recognizing the importance of addressing the impact of gender inequity on health behaviors. A literature review that informed the project design in the initial stages and the baseline survey both included a gender perspective.

The findings of these studies were used to design interventions that meaningfully addressed gender-related determinants of health behaviors in Ethiopia pertaining to MNCH, malaria, TB, WASH, nutrition, and PMTCT.

The gender integration strategies strove to make an impact at the household, social, and environmental levels by empowering women, involving men, mobilizing communities, and strengthening

organizational capacities for lasting health behavior change in Ethiopia.

Date of Publication: January 27, 2020