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Gender Issues

Gender, or how societies define appropriate roles for men and women, girls and boys, is a critical lens of PRB's media work, publications, community building, and training activities.

PRB’s gender work spans the United States and the globe, from young women’s well-being across generations in the United States to violence against women around the world.

We moderate the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) website and listserv, co-chair the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Task Force, and edit and produce print and multimedia materials that guide gender communities of practice globally. As a GBV Task Force co-chair, PRB organizes events that apprise development experts of new research and best practices on a wide range of GBV issues, including child marriage, female genital mutilation/cutting, and sex selection at birth.