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The U.S. Global Health Initiative’s Women, Girls, and Gender Equality Principle: A Roundtable Discussion

This document summarizes the discussion of a roundtable that took place at the Foundation in November 2010 examining the women, girls and gender equality principle of the U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI). This principle, the first of seven core principles of the GHI, aims to sharpen the focus on women and girls across U.S. government global health efforts.

The roundtable included experts from a variety of organizations, including officials from the U.S. government, and gender experts from NGOs and U.S. government implementing partners. Much of the discussion centered on the draft guidance developed by the U.S. government to inform the implementation of the principle in countries by U.S. teams.

In addition to the summary, the Foundation has also issued a matrix with country-level indicators related to women, girls and gender across all GHI countries. The matrix was designed to inform discussions related to the GHI principle. These materials are part of a series of projects being undertaken by the Foundation exploring the application of the women, girls and gender equality principle of the GHI.

Summary (.pdf)

Matrix (.pdf)