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Now Accepting Applications for the Second GenderPro Cohort!  

The Global Women's Institute (GWI) is now accepting applications for the second cohort of our GenderPro Capacity Building Program!

The GenderPro Capacity Building Program is a first-of-its-kind course designed to educate international development professionals on the skills and knowledge they need to integrate gender into their existing programs and the best approaches to improve the lives of women and girls around the world. The course consists of about 30 hours of facilitated online learning over 14 weeks, an applied practicum focused on a work deliverable, and a one-week residential course in Washington, D.C at the conclusion of the program. Each participant will select one of two sector-specific tracks — Public Health or Social Development.

Our second cohort will begin on September 16th, 2019 and the application deadline for the second cohort will be August 1st, 2019. Eligible participants are mid- to senior-level global development, gender, and/or humanitarian professionals who are interested in deepening their skills in integrating gender into development programming. 

You can learn more information about the GenderPro Capacity Building Program and apply at the following link:

For further information, you can also contact Chelsea Ullman, GWI Senior Research Associate, at [email protected].


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Violence against Adolescent Girls: Trends and lessons for East Africa

This research study examines the unique experience of adolescent girls by specifically exploring the types of gender-based violence and the drivers of this violence affecting this group within the context of South Sudan, where women and girls experience high levels of gender inequality and subordination. Key findings from this mixed-methods research can inform policymakers, UN agencies and donors as they identify and support programs that will effectively prevent and respond to violence against adolescent girls in conflict and humanitarian settings.

Read the full report and policy brief

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"Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive and under-reported human rights violation in the world."


Mary Ellsberg,
Director, Global Women's Institute

 Mary Ellsberg




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"When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful."

Malala Yousafzai




A bold initiative at a premier institution