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 150 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.
- Gender equity promotion
- Women’s empowerment and justice
- Gender-based violence
- Prevention and treatment of substance abuse
- Sexual and reproductive health
- Education and economic development
- Gender, youth, and prevention
Gender-Related Research and Programs
- April 11, 2016
The perilous connection between HIV and gender inequality
– The Advocate
- April 11, 2016
Addressing drug use, violence and HIV: Meet Wendee Wechsberg
“Helping Women Escape Poverty Will Stimulate SA Economy,” by Wendee Wechsberg, Cape Times, October 31, 2014, edition
Director, Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions
Ariane van der Straten
Senior Fellow, Director, Women’s Global Health Imperative
Program Director, Urban Management and Markets