Gender indicatorsfor women’s empowerment strategies      in water and food security         Drs. Alice M. Bouman-Dentener ...
Indicators are (CIDA 1997):Criteria are measures against which changescan be assessed.They may be pointers, facts, numbers...
Presentation outline:1.Women for Water Partnership:      •          Who are we?      •          What conditions we want to...
Who we are
 Global Women’s Civil Society  Network 24 member organisations 90 countries
Women’s Major Group    of UNCED Agenda 21uniting to achieve access to water and adequate sanitation for all
Water and women’s empowerment:       mutually supportive   Water empowers    women   Empowered women    become effective...
Dublin principles for IWRM2. Development & management of water    should be based on a participatoryapproach, involving us...
Women supported aseffective Agents of Change?
How can AMCOW gendermainstreaming strategyhelp?
Aspects of AMCOW gender policy:1.Institutional strengthening for gendermainstreaming2.Strengthen partnerships3.Enhance sen...
Institutional level a. legal and policy frameworks b. institutional mechanisms
There is a hole in the bucket!
Effective AMCOW strategy: Women:                  to effective, empowered passive beneficiaries   partners
Implementation level c. Strengthening civil society where    implementation takes place
Of the total development budget               1%goes to women’s organisations
Basic indicator:How much money goes to women’s organizations
Pioneering impact      measurementof women’s empowermentin water and food security
Key success factor        for AMCOWgender mainstreaming strategyInvolve the women’s Major Group         as equal partners
THANK YOU
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Presentation made by Dr Alice M. Bouman-Dentener , President of the Woman for Water Partnership, World Water Week, August 26-31, 2012, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Women’s organisations are masters in fostering empowerment, especially of women at local level. If we than consider that: women and their organisations themselves get not even 1 % of the total development budget… Maybe we have found an easy way to accelerate the development process.
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    1. 1. Gender indicatorsfor women’s empowerment strategies in water and food security Drs. Alice M. Bouman-Dentener President Women for Water Partnership
    2. 2. Indicators are (CIDA 1997):Criteria are measures against which changescan be assessed.They may be pointers, facts, numbers, opinionsor perceptions –used to signify changes in specific conditionsor progress towards particular objectives.
    3. 3. Presentation outline:1.Women for Water Partnership: • Who are we? • What conditions we want to change? • Objectives2.AMCOW gender mainstreaming strategy: • How does WfWP relate to strategy? • What is our specific niche in implementing the strategy? • Examples of our African members3.Indicators to measure women’sempowerment strategies in water & foodsecurity
    4. 4. Who we are
    5. 5.  Global Women’s Civil Society Network 24 member organisations 90 countries
    6. 6. Women’s Major Group of UNCED Agenda 21uniting to achieve access to water and adequate sanitation for all
    7. 7. Water and women’s empowerment: mutually supportive Water empowers women Empowered women become effective agents of change
    8. 8. Dublin principles for IWRM2. Development & management of water should be based on a participatoryapproach, involving users, planners and policymakers at the lowest appropriate level. 3. Women play a central role in the supply, management and safeguarding of water.
    9. 9. Women supported aseffective Agents of Change?
    10. 10. How can AMCOW gendermainstreaming strategyhelp?
    11. 11. Aspects of AMCOW gender policy:1.Institutional strengthening for gendermainstreaming2.Strengthen partnerships3.Enhance sensitization at all levels4.Recommended actions forimplementation and achievements ofAMCOW gender commitments
    12. 12. Institutional level a. legal and policy frameworks b. institutional mechanisms
    13. 13. There is a hole in the bucket!
    14. 14. Effective AMCOW strategy: Women: to effective, empowered passive beneficiaries partners
    15. 15. Implementation level c. Strengthening civil society where implementation takes place
    16. 16. Of the total development budget 1%goes to women’s organisations
    17. 17. Basic indicator:How much money goes to women’s organizations
    18. 18. Pioneering impact measurementof women’s empowermentin water and food security
    19. 19. Key success factor for AMCOWgender mainstreaming strategyInvolve the women’s Major Group as equal partners
    20. 20. THANK YOU

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