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Call for Conference Abstracts

Reaching Men to Improve Reproductive Health for All

USAID Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) Men and Reproductive Health Task Force (a multi-agency collaboration led by EngenderHealth, PATH, and PRB)

15-18 September 2003 near Washington Dulles Airport in Virginia, USA

Please note: The call for abstracts for this conference was closed as of March 17, 2003

The Interagency Gender Working Group of USAID, through its Men and Reproductive Health Task Force, is pleased to announce its upcoming conference, "Reaching Men to Improve Reproductive Health for All." A primary objective of the conference is to provide models of programs that have successfully engaged men in reproductive and sexual health (RSH) in ways that have improved the health of their partners and children as well as their own health.

The Task Force especially seeks abstracts on program, training, or operations research interventions that have consciously addressed gender-based power imbalances between men and women and have attempted to measure the impact of program efforts health outcomes and on gender equity. One product of the conference will be a CD compilation of conference papers presented on approaches to involving men in RSH. Papers that help build the empirical base for evaluated male involvement programs will be particularly valuable, including qualitative and quantitative research on specific groups of hard-to-reach men.

Papers on programs, interventions, or training on the following themes are encouraged:

The scientific program will be organized, in part, according to the type of approach used to engage men in reproductive health and disease prevention. Papers may describe any of these types of approaches: community-based, service delivery-based, policy and advocacy, behavior change communications (including social marketing, mass media, and traditional/local media), and employment- and habitation-based approaches (including reaching men in uniformed services, prisons, and refugee camps). On the last day of the conference (September 18th) an optional day of training in the adaptation of these approaches will be offered.

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Abstract submission form and guidelines

The abstract form and submission guidelines are provided in the Microsoft Word file below:

If you have questions or experience difficulties downloading this document, please contact Rebeca Quiroga ([email protected]) at PATH.

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Key dates

As noted in the Guidelines, the key dates for these materials are as follows:

For more information, please contact Rebeca Quiroga ([email protected]) at PATH.

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