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.
When It Comes to Diversity, Don’t Assume — Assess
We are mission-driven. We care about people. We have a passion for making a difference in the world. This is the siren song of international development. The global nature of our work, our highly competent and compassionate people, and our noble intentions make it easy to believe that as an industry, we are insulated from…
3 Questions with Samantha Law on the Importance of Creating a Gender-Competent Health Workforce
This post was adapted from one that originally appeared on the USAID Human Resources for Health in 2030 (HRH2030) program’s website. Samantha Law is a manager with Chemonics’ Global Health Division and serves as gender lead on USAID HRH2030. People and organizations work daily to augment the voices and rights of women around the globe. There…
Join Me to Press for Progress
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “press for progress,” a very important topic given the times we are living in. I am proud to be celebrating this day along with all of our staff worldwide as it highlights the importance of focusing on gender equality and gender integration in our work and…