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initiatives

current initiatives include:

International Development Research Center (IDRC) Project

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is an agency of the Canadian government which supports development research in the Global South. Gender at Work associates have been working with different programs within IDRC for the past several months. To date we have been supporting Project Officers and partners in bringing a gender perspective to research projects. For example, in the Networked Economies Program we have been working on projects concerned with cybersecurity, digital educational technology, open data and training for digital work. With the Food Environment and Health program we have been working on the gender equality questions related to combatting non-communicable diseases related to unhealthy diets through food labelling, marketting and taxation policies. We have been experimenting with various learning configurations including different types of coaching and mentoring as well as workshops and a virtual hearing the stories meeting. We are about to begin a modified gender action learning project with policy think tanks in three different regions.

Educations Unions Take Action to End School Related Gender Based Violence (SRGBV)

Launched in January 2016, The “Education Unions Take Action to End SRGBV” was a four-year programme that supported education unions and their members in their efforts to end School Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV) through empowering teachers as active agents of change in seven African countries. The programme involved nine unions in seven countries in Southern, Eastern and West Africa, supported by the United Nations Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI), Education International (EI) and Gender at Work and funded by Global Affairs Canada.  Its scope was both broad and deep, reaching over 100,000 rank and file teachers and education sector staff in Africa and reshaping policy dialogue on SRGBV in global fora. The programme uses Gender Action Learning (GAL) as a participatory approach rooted in principles of gender-transformative change. Through this approach, participants come to understand the nature of gender inequality and gender based violence in their context

Gender Action Learning Supported by Oxfam

Building on the positive results and learning from Gender Action Learning Processes in seven countries in 2014-16, Oxfam has integrated the methodology into new programmes with a wide variety of organizations in several different countries over the coming years.