Presentation on theme: "Why? To Spend money well and achieve fair outcomes What?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Why?To Spend money well and achieve fair outcomesWhat?Identify discriminationUnderstand how sex differences and gendered power relations affect access to rightsKey questions:Do women and men have any different needs when it comes to rights in this context? Do they have the same access to their rights? Do they have the same opportunities to enjoy those rights?Does the work that you do affect women and men equally? Do you discriminate in your work without realising it? How? Do you work to enhance gender equality?When?Throughout our work: from designing our initiatives to evaluating them. In protection and promotion work. Within our own human resource strategies.Who?All of us!
2 Gender: Constructed over time, place and by people Sex: Biological differences, usually fixed
3 The Two Pronged/ Twin Track Approach Gender EqualityGender MainstreamingTargeted action: Empowerment and Equality
4 Costs and Benefits Benefits to Girls and Women Women andGirlsBenefits to Girls and WomenBenefits to Boys and MenDominant MasculinityGender EqualityCosts to either sex?Costs to Girls and WomenCosts to Boys and Men
5 In Small Groups Record as many benefits or costs as you can. Consider different levels: Individuals, Relationships, Community, SocietyConsider different contexts: Public and private life- family, education, leadership, employment, violence, politics etc.
6 Costs of Dominant Masculinity to Boys and Men COSTS for boys and menCompulsory military serviceWomen and girls we care about are victims of violenceEmotional costs (no crying); bullying by other men if not seen to conformLimited involvement in family lifePressure to succeed, to provideMore behaviour disordersMore school expulsionsPressure to make decisions aloneMore prison timeMore likely to take their own livesBetter pay, better jobs
7 Benefits of Dominant Masculinity to Boys and Men
8 Benefits of Dominant Masculinity to Women and Girls Economic Protection during pregnancy and child rearingPhysical Protectionby men against other menBENEFITS for Girls and WomenHigh status for those conforming to gender rolesPossibility of flexible working to conform to normsAvailability of jobs that conform to roles
9 Costs of Dominant Masculinity to Girls and Women
10 Benefits of Gender Equality for Girls and Women
12 Key Learning PointsDominant masculinity has costs and benefits for men and boys, as well as for women and girls.Understanding these costs and benefits is useful for strategising and influencingGender equality benefits everyone and hurts no one!