SCIAF - Mainstreaming gender in international development


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  • Rather than focusing on women we focus on challenging socially constructed gender relations which disempower women (and men!)
  • SCIAF - Mainstreaming gender in international development

    1. 1. Approach to gender mainstreaming
    2. 2. SCIAF: Gender Mainstreaming <ul><li>SCIAF’s thinking on gender and mainstreaming </li></ul><ul><li>SCIAF’s approach to gender </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges and ongoing work to take this forward </li></ul><ul><li>Case Study </li></ul>
    3. 3. SCIAF’s thinking on gender <ul><li>High priority for SCIAF </li></ul><ul><li>One of six cross-cutting issues in new SCIAF Approaches to International Development </li></ul><ul><li>All programmes and projects are reviewed against criteria for each cross-cutting issue </li></ul>
    4. 4. SCIAF’s approach to gender <ul><li>Gender equality is essential to poverty elimination and the achievement of the MDGs </li></ul><ul><li>Gender equality does not mean equal numbers of men and women, boys and girls in all activities </li></ul><ul><li>Gender equality signifies a society in which women, men, girls and boys can live equally fulfilling lives and be treated according to the same principles </li></ul>
    5. 5. Gender mainstreaming criteria <ul><li>Has a gender analysis been conducted, including social structures and root causes of gender inequality? Were both men and women involved in project design? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the project address gender, including roles, control of resources, issues prioritised and ways in which new initiatives may affect males and females? </li></ul>
    6. 6. Gender mainstreaming criteria II <ul><li>Will all planned communications promote gender equality, showing women in positions of power and users of services as appropriate? </li></ul><ul><li>Will sex-disaggregated data be collected as part of monitoring and evaluation? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the project include appropriate capacity-building for the partner to address gender effectively across operations, policy, culture and staffing? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Challenges and ongoing work <ul><li>Many partners still focus on “women’s projects” which only address women’s practical needs </li></ul><ul><li>Need to also address more strategic needs such as unequal social relations </li></ul><ul><li>Mainstreaming gender across organisation and not just in international programmes </li></ul>
    8. 8. Part 2: The Self- Assessment Tool <ul><li>5 mins – introductions </li></ul><ul><li>15 mins - SCIAF’s self assessment </li></ul><ul><li>10 mins clarification / Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>15 mins participants trying out one of the self assessment questions as it applies to their organisation </li></ul><ul><li>15 mins feedback / tie up – what are the key issues? </li></ul>
    9. 9. CC 1.1 How do we ensure that women and men are participating in our decision-making?
    10. 10. CC 1.2 How do we ensure that women and men can safely access our services and resources?
    11. 11. CC 1.3 How do we involve both men and women in bringing about sustained and positive change?
    12. 12. CC 1.4 How do we make sure women and men contribute to organisational learning?
    13. 13. CC 1.5 What steps do we take to actively ensure that there is a fair representation of suitable women and men on our Board and among our staff and volunteers?
    14. 14. CC 1.6 How do we ensure that there is fair representation of suitable women and men in and across our partnership(s)?