Join MEASURE Evaluation on September 26 at 10am EDT for a one-hour webinar sharing project work on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) measurement for HIV programs. The webinar will be led by MEASURE Evaluation’s Katherine Andrinopoulos and Jennifer Glick from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
A major barrier to improved health and well-being of sexual and gender minorities (SGMs) – people who do not identify as heterosexual or whose gender identity differs from their sex assigned at birth – is the lack of quality health-related data at a global level. Sexual orientation and gender identity are multi-faceted concepts, tied to broader social, cultural, and sexual norms, which makes measuring them with closed-ended questions typical of HIV surveillance and survey research a difficult task.
The purpose of this webinar is to provide recommendations on how to develop closed-ended SOGI questions that are context-specific, meaningful, and respectful to SGM clients, while also fulfilling global data reporting needs for HIV key populations. Participants in this webinar will learn about new resources available through MEASURE Evaluation to assist teams in designing surveys to capture SOGI data, including an online training on foundational SOGI concepts, and a report that outlines a four-step process for designing SOGI questions.