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.
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…
3 Questions with Angélica Medina: Breaking Social Inclusion Barriers in Colombia
Angélica Medina is the gender and vulnerable populations expert for the USAID Human Rights Activity (HRA) in Colombia. HRA responds to a history of human rights violations in Colombia by promoting a culture of human rights. Why is social inclusion important for the development of Colombia? Inequality in Colombia has largely overshadowed women’s progress to…
What About Unpaid Care?
Around the world, mothers, wives, daughters, and sisters support the resiliency of their communities in the face of adversity and inequality. As a member of the business development team in the East and Southern Africa Division at Chemonics, I’m exposed to the cross-cutting interventions designed to support women throughout our work across all technical areas.…