The Gender Guidance Process and Template was developed for country-level offices of health interested in developing their own gender guidance documents. The document is divided into two sections. The process section outlines a method for developing gender guidelines, following a strategic planning process of assessment, objective setting, strategy development, and M&E. The template section provides a template which summarizes the outcomes of the strategic planning process and provides guidance to implementing partners on how to integrate gender into their projects.
This tool was designed to measure the gender-sensitivity of Afghan health facilities, and data are intended to be collected across all facilities annually. This tool will benefit the country’s healthcare system and enhance the measurement of gender sensitivity in health facilities, But can be applied to other contexts as well.