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Gender Equality & Empowerment of Women

Equality between women and men, the elimination of any type of discrimination against women and the promotion of women’s rights are enshrined in a number of international conventions and commitments (CEDAW, the Beijing Platform for Action and the Millennium Development Goals). They are fundamental values for many countries and international organisations around the world. However, despite the advances achieved in gender equality over the last decades, gender gaps still remain

Mainstreaming gender equality in development actions implies addressing gender inequality. It means:

Conducting gender analysis
Conducting gender analysis

Highlighting the differences between and amongst women and men, in terms of the relative distribution of resources, opportunities, constraints and power within a given context.

Taking into account the differences
Taking into account the differences

The different priorities, interests and needs of both sexes.

Involving women and men equally
Involving women and men equally

Setting goals and establishing strategies and plans to ensure development objectives are gender-sensitive.

To tackle the existing challenges and support countries to integrate Gender Equality concepts, CAD provides gender sensitive advisory services as well as develops methodologies and tools tailored to the needs of different actors, such as governments, companies or international organisations.

CAD sees gender not only as a core working area, but is also committed to make the gender aspect a cross cutting theme that penetrates all areas. To this end, CAD has created an inter-area gender working group to guarantee the integration of gender sensitivity into all of CAD’s projects. The working group also carries out internal capacity building to train all consultants on gender awareness.

 

 

 

Women’s Empowerment services offered by CAD

Service Nº1

ORGANISATIONAL STRENGTHENING AND CAPACITY BUILDING FOR GENDER MAINSTREAMING

CAD provides advisory services and accompaniment to governments, companies and international organisations to strengthen institutional capacity for mainstreaming gender within all institutional areas; improve policy development, procedures and methodologies for program implementation and overall management with a gender perspective; and integrate gender equality and promote women’s empowerment in their external actions.

CAD also designs training programs to promote gender equality as a mainstream topic in the formulation, planning, implementation and evaluation of programs through action-oriented tools that encourage skills and knowledge learning. These trainings are adapted to the audience and can be provided both online and face-to-face.

Service Nº2

WOMEN ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

CAD’s experts in gender have significant experience gained over many years in researching women’s participation in labor markets and the quality of their employment. Our experts design and implement programs that look to promote equal opportunities between women and men in the labor market; they assess enterprises on their development of equality policies and their plans to address the eradication of gender discrimination and to promote equal opportunities between women and men. They also have experience of working with women at risk of exclusion because of their socio-economic background. Our gender experts have a proven track record of developing tools and instruments to ingrain gender as a mainstream topic in projects and programs.

 

Service Nº3

RESEARCH ON GENDER ISSUES

Conventional gender-neutral monitoring and evaluation systems are often blind to gender differences in access and impact, which ends up being male centered.

CAD develops gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation systems, which include collecting and presenting data split between sexes. CAD also carries out gender focused baseline surveys and designs gender focused methodologies and tools (gender impact matrix, including gender sensitive indicators and means of verification).

 

In addition, CAD offers techniques for collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data in order to measure to what extent gender equality objectives are met and the changes in gender relations that have been achieved. Comparative studies and identification of good practices and lessons learned have also been carried out.

Service Nº4

GENDER-SENSITIVE MONITORING AND EVALUATION

Conventional gender-neutral monitoring and evaluation systems are often blind to gender differences in access and impact, which ends up being male centered.

CAD develops gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation systems, which include collecting and presenting data split between sexes. CAD also carries out gender focused baseline surveys and designs gender focused methodologies and tools (gender impact matrix, including gender sensitive indicators and means of verification).

In addition, CAD offers techniques for collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data in order to measure to what extent gender equality objectives are met and the changes in gender relations that have been achieved. Comparative studies and identification of good practices and lessons learned have also been carried out.

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