The challenge. Despite three decades of concerted gender equality efforts in international development, glaring inequality exist between men and women: women earn less than men, women are underrepresented in senior positions, men tend to have control over household property, and girls are likely to receive less educational investment. Much of gender mainstreaming and women empowerment work have met with only limited success, as efforts are not informed by deeper analysis of the barriers to change and opportunities. Too often projects are implemented as one–off and as isolated efforts, and lessons are rarely learned, not even documented and considered in the next cycle of the project.
Several international conventions have been signed, and many countries have formulated national level gender equality policies. They have provided national policy makers with fresh analytical lens and policy tools. Important conceptual and practical innovations have also emerged towards reducing gender–based injustice. What is needed more transformative thinking and approach to gender based inclusion.
Our expertise. Our experts have the experience of working across international, national and local organisations across various development sectors, including food and agriculture, water and climate change, disaster risks management, and policy and governance.