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1 the Plan: to work with the worlds poorest children so they can move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity Programme Development Unit Gender Training April 2012

2 the Plan: to work with the worlds poorest children so they can move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity Agenda 9.30amIntroductions 9.40amWhy are we here? 9.45amGender inequality - facts and figures quiz; gender in development and Plan 10.45am Group work: assessing proposals on gender using Plan case studies 11.45amTea break 12pmDiscussion on case studies 12.50pmNext steps, further support?

3 the Plan: to work with the worlds poorest children so they can move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity Why are we here? To improve the lives of girls and women! Deepen an understanding of the inequalities that women and girls face To make sure programmes actually address some of these inequalities To represent women and girls honestly Help you assess proposals better in relation to gender

4 the Plan: to work with the worlds poorest children so they can move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity Gender inequality: Facts n Figs Quiz 1.Rank these five countries by their representation of women in their National Assemblies/Parliament. Highest proportion first. UK Brazil Sweden Rwanda Tanzania Bairs Babes: 1997, 101 female MPs

5 the Plan: to work with the worlds poorest children so they can move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity Quiz 2. How much of the worlds land is owned by women and girls? Just over 10% Around 5% Under 1% Meeting of landowners organised by Greenpeace PNG

6 the Plan: to work with the worlds poorest children so they can move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity Quiz 3. In Pakistan, how many girls are expected never to enroll in school? 82% 67% 43% Bonus: How many boys?

7 the Plan: to work with the worlds poorest children so they can move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity Quiz 4. Women and girls work 70% of the worlds working hours but get paid how much of the worlds wages? 50% 30% 10%

8 the Plan: to work with the worlds poorest children so they can move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity Quiz 5. In South Africa women and girls walk the equivalent of how many kilometers to collect water per day? 3 times the distance of the South African coastline (one time is 2,798 km) 9 times around the world (one time is 40, km) 16 times to the moon and back (one way is 394,400 km)

9 the Plan: to work with the worlds poorest children so they can move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity Quiz 6. What percentage of youth living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa are female? 91% 76% 65%

10 the Plan: to work with the worlds poorest children so they can move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity Quiz 7. What proportion of girls have experienced sexual violence globally? 1/10 1/5 1/4 Bonus: How many boys?

11 the Plan: to work with the worlds poorest children so they can move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity Quiz 8. What is the leading cause of death amongst year old girls worldwide? Road accidents Disease Early Pregnancy

12 the Plan: to work with the worlds poorest children so they can move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity Quiz 9. What percentage of those killed in the Asian Tsunami were female? 80% 70% 60%

13 the Plan: to work with the worlds poorest children so they can move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity Quiz 10. Women make up what percentage of legislators, senior officials and managers in Western Europe? Less than 20% Around 30% More than 40%

14 the Plan: to work with the worlds poorest children so they can move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity Progress PPA2 countries Ratio on girls and boys enrolment in primary and secondary school

15 the Plan: to work with the worlds poorest children so they can move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity Its all about unequal power! Gender discrimination is the most widespread form of discrimination across all classes, cultures and religions and across all areas of life Girls and boys valued differently - how fed, nurtured, clothed, respected and celebrated Generally girls and women have less power than men and boys - discrimination is made worse if they are already from a marginalised group such as an ethnic or sexual minority, living with HIV or with a disability etc.

16 the Plan: to work with the worlds poorest children so they can move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity Where is gender in development? Increasing recognition of gender over last 40 yrs: Women in Development vs Gender and Development WID – need for women and girls as active agents of change. Focus on practical needs – eg access to education. Women overlooked by development actors GAD – WID wasnt working - focuses on social construction of gender & the need to challenge existing unequal power relations. Challenges status quo to focus on strategic needs eg division of labour Human rights instruments – CEDAW (1979), Vienna meeting recognising womens rights as human rights (1993), Beijing Platform for Action (1995), MDGs (2000) More NGOs integrating gender into their work

17 the Plan: to work with the worlds poorest children so they can move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity So where is Plan on the gender journey? Since 2007: Annual BIAAG reports on girls rights and shift to a child rights approach (CCCD) 2010: Recruitment of a gender advisor 2010/11: Gender Equality Self Assessment (GESA) - need for strengthening capacity on gender internally & with COs; organisational culture and practice 2012: GESA follow up – action plan to work on gender No one size fits all approach – all organisations work on gender differently depending on their organisational culture KPI on 75% of programme proposals (over £60K pa) to be gender sensitive or transformative

18 the Plan: to work with the worlds poorest children so they can move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity Group work on Plan case studies Working in groups use the 10 top tips for developing gender sensitive/transformative projects to help you assess the case studies: VSLA in Tanzania Adolescent SRHR in Brazil

19 the Plan: to work with the worlds poorest children so they can move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity For more support: Read Plans Commitment to Gender paperPlans Commitment to Gender Use the 10 top tips for working with partners to develop proposals that are gender sensitive & transformative10 top tips Look up gender related resources on the S: driveresources Use Trocaires Gender Mainstreaming in Programmes GuideTrocaires Gender Mainstreaming in Programmes Guide Ask the gender team: Kanwal (x237) and Emily (x692) Attend PSIs training on our programme approach (will be rolled out every 6 months from 2012)


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