Session recording will be available soon.
Session Date: April 21, 2021
Session Description: In this interactive learning session, participants will explore the Gender and Power Metrics database created by the Population Council’s Evidence Project. By the end of the session, participants will be familiar with metrics for gender and power, what they measure, and how they are used, and will understand how to use the database to identify validated measures that they can use in their research. The Gender and Power Metrics database features more than 600 unique scales or measures used in over 650 peer-reviewed articles and was listed as a “Must-Have Family Planning Resource” by Knowledge Success. The compendium can be employed in social and behavioral health science research around the world to identify validated scales for use with a given population or in a particular setting. Topics of the measures include gender norms, personal beliefs about gender roles and norms, related feelings and emotions, stress, power and control in relationships, and self-efficacy, among others. Measured outcomes include condom use, contraceptive use, perpetration of intimate partner violence (IPV), victimization of IPV, and others. In this session, participants will learn about the database through a presentation and demonstration, and then will split into break-out groups to put knowledge to practice in using the database themselves.