For gender and power analysis preparation, exercises used include:
Gender, Equity and Diversity Training:
Gender and power relations can affect the perceptions, preferences and roles of the women and men with whom we work. All of us carry assumptions, values and norms about gender, power, and empowerment that can shape how we communicate, what we see, and the ways we analyze gender roles and relations.
To prepare staff to confront issues on gender and sexuality, to take a respectful and non-judgmental stance in the research process, and avoid imposing our own assumptions or values onto others, CARE has engaged research teams in a number of self-reflection exercises on gender and power. This reflection is critical to support staff to feel comfortable and become effective in facilitating reflection on values and assumptions within communities:
- Basic concepts of gender and power:
- Reflections on experiences with gender and power:
- Breaking taboos to discuss assumptions, experiences and values concerning gender and power:
Coaching on critical research skills, which includes:
The second key theme is to dedicate time toward supporting participants to step into the research role, which requires skills in critical probing, exploring and challenging in a way that may be new for many staff who have not engaged in research in the past:
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