At Chemonics, we believe that successful development must include the needs of everyone — especially those of the hardest to reach and the most underrepresented. So, we work to design and implement inclusive projects that recognize how people’s multiple identities and the variety of differences that shape their human experience affect program outcomes. We draw from industry expertise implementing programs that integrate gender equality and social inclusion in 150 countries around the world. Our projects consider social and cultural factors — like age, ability, geographic location, ethnic and religious identities, sexual identity, and economic status — to inform analysis, program design, implementation, and monitoring, evaluation, and learning methods. We also integrate safeguarding measures into our programs to protect people from unintended harm, such as preventing and responding to sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse; gender-based violence; trafficking in persons; child abuse, and other forms of abuse. Our network of specialists is committed to upholding Chemonics’ global goals to advance gender equity and equality and social inclusion through our work around the world.
Gender Equality and Social Inclusion .
My Name is Tania
In Cartagena, Colombia, life can be hard, and even dangerous, for transgender people. But one activist refuses to accept the status quo. Meet Tania, a young philosophy student, who is stepping up and fighting back.
Justice for Adolat
One of the most effective ways to improve family incomes in the developing world is to empower women. See how one USAID project is helping tens of thousands of women in Central Asia in their fight for a better future.
Gender Mainstreaming and Integration
Experts discuss why gender mainstreaming is crucial in all stages of program planning and management.
Saving For Health
USAID’s Maximizing Agricultural Revenue and Key Enterprises in Targeted Sites worked with Nigerian NGOs to help more than 900 women increase their income and improve child nutrition.
Empowering Colombian Women
The Mobile School empowers women in Cauca as political and social organization leaders — training them on topics such as democracy, peace, and women’s rights. Women then replicate the training with others in their own communities.
What Men Can Do, Ladies Can Do
The Feed the Future Uganda Youth Leadership for Agriculture Activity partnered with Sing With Me Happily to train 108 female youth in tractor operations and help them find employment across Uganda.