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Gender into your NGO
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Nowadays the word gender is in common use. However many people do
not know the meaning behind the word and what gender could mean
for an organization and for development in general. Often an NGO
or CBO has a problem knowing how to put gender into all aspects
of the organization and thus reach gender mainstreaming, balance
and equality within the organization and in its activities.
tries to help in this process, starting with an explanation of basic
concepts and definitions on gender, followed by ‘what to do and
how to do it’, both within and outside your organization, in
order to scan all aspects with a gender sensitive eye. In the process
it explains the need for change and the constraints; it offers an
awareness of wrong concepts and influencing factors.
are needed in the process of ‘engendering’ your organization and
these steps are described one by one, from analysis of your organization,
development of an action plan, implementation and then monitoring
resources and websites are given; links to tools, like gender checklists
for the project cycle, are provided.
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