Gender Transformative Approach Resources

Interested in using Rutgers' gender transformative approach in SRHR or GBV prevention programmes? Find out more about our approach and how to implement it.


Discover what makes our gender transformative approach unique, in this factsheet.




Gender Transformative Approach Toolkit Module 1: Six Interrelated Components and the Socio-Ecological Model

Rutgers' innovative and comprehensive toolkit for implementing a gender transformative approach has proven to lead to better outcomes. The first module of the toolkit can be implemented in existing and future SRHR and GBV prevention programmes.

Click on the image to download manual 1, the hand outs accompanying manual, and the PowerPoint presentation.




Gender Transformative Approach Toolkit Module 2: GTA and Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)

Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is five times more likely to be successful in preventing unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) when it pays explicit attention to the topics of gender and power. This module aims to achieve the following:

  • Enhance understanding of Rutgers’ gender transformative approach by applying GTA principles to CSE
  • Turn the theoretical interpretation of the GTA into tangible comprehensive sexuality education practice and programmes
  • Inspire individuals and organisations to adopt a GTA by offering accessible programmes, tools & ideas drawing from examples within & outside of CSE programming

Click on the image to download manual 2 and the handouts accompanying the manual.

Gender Transformative Approach Toolkit Module 4: GTA and advocacy: Adopting a Gender Transformative Approach to Advocacy in the Area of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

This module of the Gender Transformative Toolkit is developed for SRHR advocates, who want to strengthen their advocacy work in the area of gender and power relations. It focuses on how SRHR-related advocacy work can be made more gender transformative. Thus contributing to gender equality, in addition to achieving the desired SRHR outcomes. Practical steps are set out on applying a gender transformative approach to SRHR advocacy. 

Click on the image to download manual 4 and the hand outs accompanying manual.


Gender Transformative Approach Toolkit guide to theory

For more information on theoretical background of Gender Transformative Approach in sexual and reproductive health and rights, and gender-based violence programmes, we developped this theoritical guide.

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Sex ed talks: strengthening your CSE programme by addressing gender and power 

Did you know that sexuality education is five times more effective when it pays explicit attention to gender and power? Rutgers hosted an interactive webinar to discuss how to tackle this issue, and presents its newest training module: Gender transformative approaches and comprehensive sexuality education. Rewatch the webinar here