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.
PRB Program Inspires Senegalese Journalist to Write Award-Winning Stories
Senegalese journalist Maimouna Gueye has won a 2015 Global Health Reporting award from the International Center for Journalists for stories she wrote after participating in a program organized by the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) in southern Senegal and the capital, Dakar.
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence span from November 25, International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women, through December 10, International Human Rights Day. During this period, PRB highlighted data and related materials on gender violence.
Exploring Intimate Partner Violence and Family Planning
A new PRB research brief, Intimate Partner Violence and Unmet Need for Family Planning, presents the findings of a new analysis on the association between intimate partner violence and unmet need among women of different ages using DHS data from six countries.
2015 World Population Data Sheet
The 2015 World Population Data Sheet provides the latest data on 20 population, health, and environment indicators for the world, major regions, and more than 200 countries. It includes a special set of indicators and analytical graphics aimed at assessing the state of women's empowerment globally.
Intimate Partner Violence and Family Planning
Intimate partner violence (IPV)—physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former partner—is an issue that women in all regions and all countries experience. This brief presents data to help policymakers and others understand the nature and extent of the harm caused by IPV.