The Gender-Transformative Framework for Nutrition is a Canadian-led, evidence-based conceptual model that expands the potential of nutrition programs to tackle gender inequalities. The Framework leverages existing literature and theoretical frameworks by applying systems thinking to critically examine the multi-sectoral drivers of malnutrition, while placing empowerment and gender equality at its centre.
This Guide aims to strengthen programming by providing clear approaches and recommendations for projects that promote gender-sensitive SBC to improve nutrition outcomes within the context of undernutrition and food security. This guidance is based on the 1,000 Days approach, thus PLW and children under two are the target beneficiaries for this work. While it was designed for use in nutrition and food security programming, approaches may also be applicable to other sectors and programs. However, it may be necessary to tailor the recommendations and tools in this Guide to fit a particular program context.
This toolkit provides practical guidance to support gender analysis and the integration of gender considerations into UNICEF programming, with intent. This toolkit addresses key questions such as: How can we make our analysis sharper in order to uncover gender barriers? What can we do to unblock systems bottlenecks and drive gender-responsive and gender transformative programming? What is needed to promote gender inequality as well as women and girls’ empowerment? How do UNICEF systems support measuring our programming, documenting our results and enable us to express a compelling storyline?
This toolkit is a step towards strengthening the institutional and individual capacity to undertake gender mainstreaming in UNICEF’s programmes and to advance policy commitments on gender equality. This toolkit provides practical guidance to assist UNICEF staff to effectively integrate gender into all aspects of their work and all stages of the programme cycle. The empowerment of women and girls is most effective if gender is a primary focus of all interventions – starting with assessment, analysis and design phases and through to implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Save the Children’s Gender and Power (GAP) Analysis Guidance is an essential tool to identify, understand, and address discrimination and inequalities that prevent children, their families, and communities from claiming their full and equal rights. It supports the design and adaptation of programming that positively transforms unequal power relations and ensures all stakeholders can equitably access, participate in, be decision makers for, and benefit from activities. It enables evidence-based programming and advocacy that advance gender equality and social justice.