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Stigmatized for 2,535 Days

Dr. Jordene Hale | Nausheen Rajan
June 4, 2019
4 Minute Read
Following Menstrual Hygiene Day (May 28), Dr. Jordene Hale and Nausheen Rajan reflect on how to combat the stigma and inequities surrounding menstruation.

Beginning the D&I Journey: 5 Questions to Ask

Francesca Molinaro
May 13, 2019
5 Minute Read
While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to implementing diversity and inclusion programs, these five guiding questions can help your organization get started.

Balancing for Better – And Beyond

Susanna Mudge
March 8, 2019
3 Minute Read
As we celebrate International Women’s Day, Chemonics’ President and CEO Susanna Mudge reflects on our work to “balance for better” and challenges all of us to work towards inclusion beyond gender balance.

Best of the Blog 2018


December 27, 2018
2 Minute Read
From socially inclusive development to a robotics club in Moldova, Chemonics’ staff members have shared their insights, opinions, and technical approaches on our blog.
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The Power of a Picture: Elevating Women’s Voices through Art

Dr. Susanne E. Jalbert | Robert Lord-Biggers | Shauna Caria
December 10, 2018
4 Minute Read
Through artwork, women in Afghanistan share their experiences with gender-based violence and workplace harassment, increasing awareness about this worldwide issue.

Facilitating Gender Equitable Policy Reform: Four Principles

Dr. Susanne E. Jalbert | Aimal Hakim
October 16, 2018
3 Minute Read
In Afghanistan, implementors embrace a stakeholder-centric approach to overcome policy challenges to gender equity. Technical specialists and local government officials agree that accountability and local ownership are crucial elements of this model.

Methodologies to Promote Gender-Responsive Climate Resilience

Joslin Isaacson
July 26, 2018
3 Minute Read
Climate change affects women and men differently, often worsening inequality. How can the global development community implement more effective climate adaptation programming? A gender-responsive strategy may be the key.

A First Economic Step toward Gender Equality

Rachel Muth
July 12, 2018
4 Minute Read
In this post, Rachel Muth illustrates the importance of looking at gender equity through an economic lens, and the role that economic independence can play in closing the gender gap.

Making it to the Top: What Successful Women Do Differently

Francesca Molinaro
June 5, 2018
4 Minute Read
Women are noticeably absent from leadership positions in global development. What can be learned from the women who do make it to the top? Francesca Molinaro shares tips for career advancement in today’s world.