Search Organizations (English): Maryland, Gender equity

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Center for Health and Gender Equity  
http://www.genderhealth.org
Forms an international reproductive health and rights organization that seeks to ensure that the operational policies and practices of international institutions promote informed choices in the delivery of reproductive health technologies, including contraceptive methods, are based on gender-sensitive approaches to the prevention of unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortion, and sexually transmitted diseases, address gender-based violence and coercion as a key factor in high rates of reproductive morbidity and mortality, and as a violation of women's fundamental human rights, promote the development of equitable health systems through health sector reforms that are responsive to reproductive and sexual rights concerns. Analyzes key operational policies and the involvement of U.S.-supported donor institutions within focus countries conducting field research and demonstration projects to fill critical gaps in information. Develops conceptual frameworks to change the discourse within and across issue areas. Analyzes program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Advocates for changes in budgets and priorities, and in the legal and policy framework of U.S. international assistance. (See Details)
Gender at Work  
http://www.genderatwork.org/
Works with development and human rights practitioners, researchers and policy makers to develop new theory and practice on how organizations can change gender-biased institutional rules, values, and practices. Aims to change the political, accountability, cultural and knowledge systems of organizations to challenge social norms and gender inequity. Website contains descriptions of projects they are undertaking, a discussion forum, and an e-zine. (See Details)