Designed for social and behaviour change (SBC), immunization and health teams, as well as national partners responsible for the planning and implementation of immunization demand efforts, this report provides guidance on how to integrate a gender perspective with concrete recommendations. The report starts by introducing demand generation in the context of immunization and the gender responsive continuum. Then, it outlines recommendations for integrating gender into immunization demand promotion activities using the SBC programme cycle as a framework. Illustrative examples are embedded throughout in order to make this resource user-friendly and actionable.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA) prepared this practical guide to help health professionals integrate a gender lens in immunisation programmes by identifying how gender norms, roles, and relations affect health-related behaviours, outcomes, and health sector responses.
This compendium of case studies – from Liberia, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sudan and Yemen – describes immunization demand programmes with an explicit gender focus led by UNICEF country offices. These include stand-alone immunization efforts as well as integrated programmes where immunization is part of a package of essential life-saving practices. Routine and COVID-19 vaccine interventions are included. The cases comprise both gender responsive and transformative interventions.
Advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is essential to realizing the rights of all children. This guidance is intended as a “how-to” for integrating a gender lens in UNICEF evaluations. It aims to fully assess gender results and ensure that evaluation processes and recommendations are truly gender-transformative. The guide includes sections on planning and conducting evaluations as well as reporting and disseminating findings.
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.