Transgender Women and Men

This resource of the evidence on interventions is intended for use in combination with programming guidance on implementing interventions for women and girls. A number of key program guidance documents are identified in the introductory sections of each area in What Works. This resource is not meant to be a set of guidelines for gender-sensitive programming, as it does not cover what should be done; instead it documents practices for women and girls for which there is evidence of successful approaches. The interventions identified in this resource are generally not intended as stand-alone programs, but as components of integrated programming.

This evidence can be used in a number of ways:

For Policymaking:

Identify successful approaches for women and girls

Require gender analyses in national programming approaches

Monitor policy implementation against the successes and challenges in What Works

For Program Planning:

Identify key components of successful programming

Assess and modify interventions for cultural relevance, sustainability and scale up

Cross-reference these components with international guidance and protocols

Plan evidence-based programming for women and girls

Critically evaluate existing programming to add to the resource

Disaggregate data to look at women and girls' needs and responses

For Advocacy:

Advocate for evidence-based programming

Advocate for meeting the needs of women and girls

Advocate for filling the gaps

For Making Funding Decisions:

Evaluate portfolios to ensure efforts are rooted in evidence

Target funding to fill gaps

Evaluate grantee applications for evidence-based programming

For Research:

Incorporate gender analysis into all projects

Fill research gaps

For Students:

Learn about current efforts, challenges and successes in meeting the needs of women and girls

Incorporate gender dynamics into your future work

For All:

Gender equity is critical. Remember that women and girls are accompanied by men and boys. While women and girls have particular vulnerabilities to HIV, a healthy world requires attention to everyone's vulnerabilities.

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