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This site is dedicated to analysis and learning around gender and power - in our communities, with those we work with, and in our organizations/partnerships.

This collects resources from across CARE's experiences, and beyond, to keep stock of how the organization approaches gender analysis - organizationally and programmatically.

It also includes some key concepts and frameworks, for undertaking analysis. These include

- Understanding Power

- What is Gender Analysis

- CARE's Good Practices Framework for Gender Analysis

What are the key sections of this Toolkit:

This site is organized along the analysis process as part of a broader programmatic cycle.

It walks through A) Gender/Analysis Approaches for understanding dynamics in communities; B) Programmatic reviews and design experiences to inform more accountable and impactful programming; C) Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, including the Women's Empowerment Impact Measurement Initiative (WEIMI) guide; D) Gender and Diversity Audits of organizations; and E) tips and resources for preparing an analysis/learning exercise.

 

 

Where do these tools come from?

This site is a compilation of materials on gender analysis – particularly in relation to participatory, learning and action – from both within and outside of CARE. The CARE Gender Toolkit features analysis tools that have been used and developed by CARE staff, introduced by consultants to CARE, or featured in other resource manuals on gender analysis, from a spectrum of organizations, that include Oxfam, FAO (SEAGA Field Handbook), International Center for Research on Women, the Interagency Gender Working Group, among others. For the sources of a particular tool, please see the resources section at the bottom of the tool’s page.

What will I find on each tool page? : Page Legend

  • Name: Tool name and link to that page.
  • Source: Primary document or exercise that describes the analysis tool or exercise.
  • Use/Goal: How has the tool been used in the program cycle? (Situational analysis, Monitoring and evaluation, Monitoring impact/impact measurement).
  • Tool Requirements:
    • Team Requirements: Facilitation team composition and roles.
    • Environment: in what environments has the tool been used: Are exercises tailored for rural, urban or emergency settings? Do they require privacy? Can exercises focus on analysis of specific development or government / justice institutions (i.e. schools, health services, etc.)?
    • Participants: Are exercises appropriate for children or youth? Would it be helpful to include older adults who have a broader experience on changes and trends? Do exercises require participants to be able to read / write?
  • Description: A brief summary on what the tool explores.

Are there key contact experts to provide further support for gender analysis?

There are a number of gender networks, listservs, working groups, technical support and communities of practice across CARE. This section helps you locate the group/s that will be most relevant for your work and interests.

CARE International Gender Network. CIGN provides thought leadership for promoting high quality programming and impact to advance gender equality and support CARE's organizational transformation for greater accountability to the commitments made in the CI Gender Policy. CIGN is a work group with members committing time and energy to the agreed work priorities, typically though sub-working groups.

Gender Equality and Women's Voice Steering Committee. The purpose of the Steering Committee is to define common goals and measures related to the GEWV strategy, drive toward the GEWV priorities through collective and collaborative work across CARE International to ensure accountability to clear outcomes in relation to the GEWV strategy to 2020. The Steering Committee is headed up by Hilary Mathews, Hilde Roren, and Allison Burden.

The Social Movements Community of Practice. The Social Movements community of practice is an informal learning group that seeks to learn from our experience and the experience of others in order to improve our ability to engage with social movements as well as identify the internal barriers that impede this work. If you would like to join or find out more please contact Sebastien Fornerod.

Strategic Impact Inquiry Team Research. A committed set of colleagues who are mobilized to share the Strategic Impact Inquiry on Gender in Emergencies. To get involved contact Isadora Quay or Diana Wu.

Women Peace and Security Working Group. Focuses on WPS and UN Resolution 1325. This group focuses on advocacy with an increasing focus on programming. Priorities for 2015/16 include consulting grassroots women's groups on the final Global Study on 1325; advocacy on gender and the World Humanitarian Summit; and input to the CI Program Strategy deliberations on Freedom from Violence and Voice. Open to any interested CARE staff and led by Natasha Lewis.

Engaging Men and Boys Working Group. An informal forum for sharing information and learning about engaging men and boys for gender equality. Open to interested CARE staff and led by John Crownover and Hilde Roren. Key documents can be found here.

Asia Pacific Gender Community of Practice. Exchange knowledge, pose questions, and share information on CARE's gender work (humanitarian, recovery, and development programming and institutional change); and identify areas for collaboration at a regional level. This group is led by Anuradha Mundkur and Athena Nguyen and is open to gender focal points and specialists from country offices in Asia Pacific and interested CARE members.

Accessing technical support

Your CARE member or project partner. Contact your CARE member or project partner who can provide guidance on technical gender staff or external consultants that are appropriate to your needs.

Gender in Emergencies Team. Can provide technical assistance and support to all aspects of gender programming in emergencies including gender, protection, and GBV. The GiE team also draws on the CI-RED roster with a number of gender and GBV specialists. Contact the GiE team.

CARE Gender Cohort. The Gender Justice Team is building a cohort of gender experts who will be available with cost recovery to provide high quality and consistent gender related technical assistance internally across CARE. Gender Cohort Members have skills in: Gender Analysis, Gender Integration into Programming; Gender MEL systems/Evaluative Assessment and Design of Gender Strategy and Programmes. Contact Elizabeth Cowan for more information.

What are other resources or sites where I can search for information on gender at CARE?

The CARE Gender, Power, and Justice Primer provides useful information on the state of gender and rights globally, and programming practices that work toward justice, strong communities, development and peace. Resources include information on gender and CARE’s priority areas of gender based violence; food and nutrition security and climate change resilience; sexual and reproductive health and rights; women’s economic empowerment; and gender in emergencies.

CARE Insights - In Practice:

Gender in Emergencies - CARE Emergency Toolkit: Crises have different impacts on women, girls, boys and men. People face different risks based on their age, sex and gender. CARE also recognises that gender intersects with other forms of diversity which can exacerbate unequal power relations e.g. characteristics such as race, caste, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability among others, which can affect how people prepare for, respond to, recover from and are impacted by crisis. Recognising these differences that exist within and between communities, will often highlight unique concerns and bring different perspectives, experiences, and solutions, to the challenges faced by communities. Based on this, the need for assistance and protection will vary. CARE's activities and approach during a humanitarian response can increase and reinforce, or reduce, existing inequalities. Integrating gender into every stage of a response is therefore a core part of CARE achieving their humanitarian mandate.

Gender Integration Portal on CARE Shares: is your go-to resource for ensuring that gender is fully and properly integrated throughout the Business Development process! Here, you will find the key tools you will need to ensure that gender has been properly integrated into your project design and proposal development process, along with information on when in the process to use these tools, and who within your BD team should be responsible for using them.

GEWV on CARE Shares: The Gender Equality and Women’s Voice approach is led by the Gender Justice Team, CARE USA and supported by CARE Norge and CARE International as a part of the CARE 2020 Program Strategy.

The purpose of the GEWV CARE Shares is to be a connecting hub that links to the different public platforms that focus on gender at CARE.

LFFV on CARE Shares: CARE's work on Gender Based Violence is led by Chrysalis (Sri Lanka), with the support of the CARE International Secretariat, and supported by a global Life Free From Violence working group. This site outlines the program areas, approaches, tools, and projects led by LFFV.