Gender and Health

Chemonics is committed to building gender-responsive and gender-transformative programming by understanding and addressing the context-specific social norms, power structures, and limitations on access to resources that impact people and communities.

Defining and Advancing a Gender-Competent Family Planning Service Provider: Competency Framework and eLearning Course

Around the world, gender norms influence the ability of individuals, couples, and families to meet their desired family planning needs. Provider bias and power imbalances in client-provider and client-client interactions impact the quality and accessibility of family planning reproductive health service providers who have great potential to be change agents. As they overcome biases and…

Donor Solicitation Analysis: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Solicitation Design

The Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Team at Chemonics reviews solicitations to which we respond and track degrees of gender mainstreaming and social inclusion across regions and technical sectors. The brief delves into GESI trends observed between 2018-2020 and includes deeper investigation of disability inclusion, minority inclusion, and safeguarding trends in solicitation design. The…

Final Report: Support to Four State Assemblies in Somalia

The Somalia Stability Fund launched the Support to Four State Assemblies in Somalia (Gole-Kaab) project in 2018 to support the state assemblies of Jubbaland, South West State, Hirshabelle, Galmudug, and Puntland. The project improved legislative processes, increased oversight on the executive branch, strengthened relations between members of parliament (MPs) and constituents, established effective secretariats, increased…

Cecilia Barraza

Cecilia Barraza is a Colombian GBV expert with 27 years of experience designing and implementing public policies to advance gender equity, improve access to justice, and reduce GBV. She currently serves as deputy chief of party on the USAID/Colombia Justice for Sustainable Peace project. Cecilia has served as an advisor on the Presidential Council for…

Women in Government Gender Analysis Report

PROMOTE is a joint commitment by the United States and Afghan Governments that works to empower 75,000 women between the ages of 18 and 30, and help ensure these women are included among a new generation of Afghan political, business, and civil society leaders. To support the project’s objectives, in July and August 2015, the…

Early Grade Reading Achievement and Context in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Findings and Recommendations

ACCELERE!1 A!1 improves educational outcomes for girls and boys through improved teaching and learning in national languages (Kiswahili, Ciluba, Lingala) and French, reducing barriers to education, and increasing transparency of school governance structures. In support of the GDRC’s effort to improve education access and quality, in 2015 USAID and UKAID launched the US$133 million ACCELERE!1…

Branden Ryan

Branden Ryan has eight years of international development experience in gender equality and social inclusion, project management, training, and business development. In his role, he ensures that projects and proposals mainstream and integrate gender equality and social inclusion principles and conducts technical outreach, communications, and research activities. Prior to joining Chemonics, he worked with Crown…