RTI Global Gender Center

At RTI, we recognize that gender inequities are a key factor in health, education, economic development, governance, crime and justice, and other broad areas of research and practice.

We have a long history of conducting research and providing technical assistance and capacity building with an emphasis on gender.

The RTI Global Gender Center brings together experts across numerous disciplines to improve knowledge, policies, and programs worldwide to reduce gender inequities and disparities. The Center currently has more than 100 RTI affiliates. Ultimately, we aim to collectively influence research, practice, and policy.

To date, we have successfully led more than 500 projects with gender-specific activities in more than 75 countries, including projects in North America, Africa, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe.

Focus Areas

  • Gender equity promotion
  • Women’s empowerment and justice
  • Gender-based violence
  • Prevention and treatment of substance abuse
  • HIV, sexual and reproductive health
  • Education and economic development
  • Gender, youth, and prevention

Gender-Related Research and Programs

Study: Mass rape occurred during post-election violence in Kenya

New evidence shows mass rape occurred during the post-election violence period following the 2007 presidential electi... Read more »

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Olivia Silber Ashley
Deputy Director, Risk Behavior and Family Research Program
Andrew Baird
Program Director, Workforce and Economic Opportunities
Janice M. Brown
Clinical Research Psychologist