We use gender analyses across sectors to examine the roles, rights, and responsibilities of men and women, as well as the obstacles, opportunities, and choices available in different contexts. Our programs are designed with the understanding that women and men may experience development issues differently: Women and men have different roles within their communities that are shaped by social, cultural, religious, and economic factors. As a result, we know that a ‘one-size fits all’ approach to development may not truly allow for the whole community to participate in and benefit from development activities. Our gender equality work recognizes this and ensures our services are offered in a multitude of ways so that everyone can benefit from our work.
Improving the Guatemalan Justice System
Guatemala must address weaknesses in its justice system to ensure that the country’s most vulnerable populations can access vital services.
Facilitating Gender Equitable Policy Reform: Four Principles
Policy reform and implementation are always a challenge for donors and implementing partners. In transitional states, this process is even more complicated by shifting incentives and priorities. A facilitative approach can overcome these challenges. We have witnessed this in Afghanistan, where the right balance of coordination and direct technical assistance is accelerating reforms to promote…
Methodologies to Promote Gender-Responsive Climate Resilience
This post originally appeared on Climatelinks. Work is underway to identify areas where climate vulnerability, fragility and gender inequality overlap. Using desk research and technical mapping of these points of overlap around the world, the USAID-funded program Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT), is identifying countries most affected by this triple nexus. At the May Adaptation Community Meeting,…
A First Economic Step toward Gender Equality
In 2017, women around the world made up 47 percent of the formal workforce but only earned, on average, 77 percent of men’s earnings. These figures are critical in understanding the staggering inequalities present in the global workforce and the need to address gender inequality through an economic lens. Gender equity and economic empowerment are…