Putting gender in political economy analysis: why it matters and how to do it

Putting gender in political economy analysis: why it matters and how to do it

May 2018

Political economy analysis can help practitioners to understand the distribution of power and resources in a society and the implications for their programmatic objectives. However, political economy analysis has overwhelmingly ignored one of the most pervasive systems of power in society – that of gender. A gendered political economy analysis explicitly examines how gender and other social inequalities shape people’s access to power and resources, and ensures that the perspectives of women inform the process, content and use of the analysis.

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Untangling Gender Mainstreaming: A Theory of Change based on experience and reflection

Untangling Gender Mainstreaming: A Theory of Change based on experience and reflection

March 2015

This paper, produced by the GADN Gender Mainstreaming Working Group, explores the concept and practicalities of gender mainstreaming. It draws on learning from staff with responsibility for gender mainstreaming in nine UK based international Non Governmental Organisations (INGOs) and their Southern based partner organisations; wider discussions with GADN members and women’s rights activists; as well as the personal experiences and reflections of the authors. It elaborates a Theory of Change setting out the component parts of gender mainstreaming, how these relate to each other, and how they collectively contribute towards the wider goal of gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights. 
 

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Gender and Campaigning Training Pack

November 2014

This training pack provides some of the insights and practical ideas needed to understand why and how to integrate gender equality and the rights of women and girls into international development campaigns.  The training course is aimed at campaigners and communications, fundraising or policy staff with a significant element of campaigning or advocacy in their role.  It is intended for those who want to incorporate a gender equality or women’s and girls’ rights focus into international development campaigns. Previous knowledge of gender equality issues is not necessary to participate in the training.  

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Ten steps towards integrating gender equality into campaigns

November 2014

This briefing is a guide for campaigners and communicators seeking to address gender equality and women's and girls’ rights more effectively in their work.  

Whether you’re planning a campaign on a specific women's and girls’ rights challenge or working on a broader issue and want to ensure that your campaign promotes gender equality, the ten steps will suggest how to use a gender equality and women's rights lens at every stage of campaign planning and delivery.

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