Chemonics uses 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. We design program interventions, monitoring and evaluation tools, training sessions, and communications that disseminate lessons learned and effective strategies to ensure that gender-based differences are considered in all types of development projects. 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. Chemonics endorses the Minimum Standards for Mainstreaming Gender Equality.
Mainstreaming Gender Equality .
Living the Principles for Digital Development: Reuse and Improve
In Colombia, the USAID Justice for a Sustainable Peace Activity (JSP) expands and improves the Ellas App, originally created by the Red Nacional de Mujeres, and works to support women and people experiencing gender based violence (GBV)
App Draws attention to Violence Against Women
The Ellas app is an informative app for GBV victims. We will explain how it works, the reason for its creation, and the information it provides.
ACCELERE!1 “Comite Genre” (Gender Committee)
The ACCELERE!1 project works to strengthen the capacity of school directors and teachers on gender-sensitive pedagogy in order to prevent and fight against all forms of violence in schools.
Empowering Women in Rural Khatlon, Tajikistan
The Feed the Future Tajikistan Land Market Development Activity seeks to improve the status of rural women in society by increasing the number of women heads of farms.