IAWG members are addressing sexual and reproductive rights during COVID-19 humanitarian response. Read More>>

Data, Information, and Research

Identifying gaps in the evidence base for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in humanitarian settings, undertaking research, and disseminating the latest research, data, and reports.

  • Determining and disseminating research priorities for the field of humanitarian sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • Encouraging the use of best practices for the ethical collection of data.
  • Sharing published studies, reports, and publications.

Why It Matters

Despite increased recognition of the need for sexual and reproductive health, the evidence base focused on humanitarian settings remains limited. The ability to understand the magnitude of needs and highlight existing gaps has been supported by improved data, critical to informing effective policies, programming, and funding decisions. Still, rigorous research that can inform improved delivery and use of reproductive health services is particularly lacking.

How We Work

Our work on this issue is led by the Data, Information, and Research Sub-Working Group—a dedicated group of IAWG members who set research priorities, and advocate to build the evidence base of sexual and reproductive health in humanitarian settings and to disseminate the latest research, data, and reports. Learn about their current objectives, priorities, and latest work.

Sub-Working Group

Sexual and reproductive health services remain critical during COVID-19

IAWG members and partners are producing clinical and programmatic guidance, assessments, policy papers, and statements to ensure continued prioritization of sexual and reproductive health and rights throughout COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings.