Gender & Disability Analysis, Mainstreaming in Projects & Organizations

Gender & Disability Analysis, Mainstreaming in Projects & Organizations

This training brings together two key issues; these are gender and disability – aspects that have, for a long time, treated independently of each other by advocates of either gender or disability mainstreaming. Accordingly, this discourse is an instrument for capacity development, so that participants use the gained knowledge to promote gender and disability mainstreaming in development processes Understanding about disability and persons with disabilities has evolved dramatically in many parts of the world.

There is a growing realization that limitation on the participation of persons with disabilities in society and institutions stem from interactions between the individual’s impairment and attitudinal and environmental barriers. This trend has fostered increasing recognition of the rights and abilities of persons with disabilities, and their potential to contribute to society.

Gender mainstreaming is an (international) strategy to achieve gender equality. It is shorthand for saying that the impact of all policies and programs on women and men should be considered at every stage of the policy or program cycle from planning to implementation and evaluation. This advanced short course aims to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge of gender mainstreaming and gender analysis. It draws on best practice and case studies from around the world. The course also provides the opportunity to focus on specific sectors or policy areas (such as, Livelihood, development projects, education, sexual exploitation and abuse, organizational development, or human resources) and for participants to employ this knowledge in their own work plan.

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