WI-HER advances equity and inclusivity in everything we do, particularly in improving access to, utilization, and quality of public and private services across all sectors.
Through targeted technical assistance, policy design and implementation, and tailored coaching and mentoring, we support governments, donors, implementing partners, and service providers to create service delivery systems that are effective, equitable, and person-centered. Ultimately, our support for equitable and inclusive service delivery reverberates across health, education, and other sectors to truly improve the well-being of communities and individuals.
Our team members reinforce quality assurance while supporting local stakeholders to design and implement gender-sensitive and responsive solutions and cultivating gender-responsive skills with service providers. By taking into account the needs, constraints, and opportunities of all people, including vulnerable or historically marginalized groups such as migrants and people with disabilities, we consider the intersectional factors that increase vulnerability and may contribute to poor health and development outcomes. And by responding to these factors strategically, we help foster more equitable and inclusive systems.
WI-HER grounds our approach to improving access, utilization, and quality of services through use of our innovative iDARE methodology. Using iDARE, WI-HER facilitates:
Identifying and analyzing social and cultural factors that influence who can access and utilize quality services.
Identifying gaps in service delivery and utilization between women, men, girls, boys, people of other gender identities, and excluded groups such as persons with disabilities, migrants, and refugees.
Responding to inequitable norms at the individual, household, and community levels to generate shifts in thinking and behavior.
Co-creating and testing locally rooted solutions to address identified gaps.
Documenting and using data to scale successful solutions or design new solutions.