GENDER EQUALITY & HUMAN RIGHTS
Advancing gender equality and human rights are integral principles of Agriteam’s work. We strive to apply a gender-based, pro-human rights approach to the design, implementation and evaluation of all of our projects and programs across all sectors. Over the past three decades, we have implemented projects on women’s economic empowerment; violence against women and children; women’s health and reproductive rights; access to education for women and girls and vulnerable groups; women’s leadership; women’s citizenship and participation as decision-makers; peace, security and justice for women and vulnerable groups; and women’s role in governance and the public sector.
In keeping with Global Affairs Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy and SDG 5 (Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment), Agriteam is working to protect and promote the human rights of vulnerable and marginalized groups, particularly women and girls, increase their participation in equal decision making, and to reduce inequalities in access to and control over the resources and benefits of development.
OUR EXPERTISE INCLUDES:
- Design and delivery of gender and human rights mainstreaming approaches
- Gender analysis
- Gender-sensitive project design and implementation
- Design and delivery of training programs in gender equality and human rights
- Development of gender mainstreaming tools
- Gender-based policy and legislative analysis and reform
- Development and implementation of project and program gender strategies
- Development and implementation of gender action plans and gender-based workplan activities
- Gender-based design of results-based management tools and frameworks, including design, collection and analysis of gender-sensitive indicators and sex-disaggregated data.
- Gender-based approaches to monitoring and evaluation.
- Knowledge of current global trends, developments and innovations in gender equality and human rights.
Agriteam provides technical assistance that promotes gender equality and human rights, women’s economic empowerment and women’s health and reproductive rights, and reduces violence against women and children.
GENDER EQUALITY & HUMAN RIGHTS PORTFOLIO HIGHLIGHTS
CHINA: Hui-Muslims in Xi’an: Promoting Pluralism and Tolerance (Global Affairs Canada, 2014-2016)
SRI LANKA: National Languages Project (Global Affairs Canada, 2010 –2015)
FIJI: Technical Assistance to Support the Implementation of the Women’s Plan of Action (Asian Development Bank, 2001 – 2003)
SOUTH ASIA REGIONAL: Combating Trafficking of Women and Children in South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Nepal) (Asian Development Bank, 2001 – 2002)
Through the project, Agriteam facilitated two exchange programs to strengthening regional anti-trafficking commitments and to integrate trafficking prevention initiatives into poverty reduction programming, and sponsored a regional workshop at ADB Headquarters in Manila at the end of the project. The project developed several tools to assist in mainstreaming, including individual country papers as well as a report on regional findings and legal frameworks that identified a number of key opportunities for ADB to more effectively mainstream trafficking concerns into all levels of ADB operations.
BANGLADESH: Urban Services and Advocacy for Gender Equality (USAGE) (Global Affairs Canada, 2000 – 2003)
INDONESIA: Women’s Support Project, Phase II (WSPII) (Global Affairs Canada, 1996 – 2001)
In addition to working with multiple partners in Indonesia, WSP II also developed regional linkages by facilitating a workshop that brought together national government bodies from the Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Canada, to share insights and lessons learned from each country.
WSP II achieved many notable, high-level results, including a gender analysis policy directive from the President of Indonesia to include gender mainstreaming in the five-year National Development Plan, and the production of Indonesia’s first National Plan of Action for Eliminating Violence Against Women (EVAW), and establishment of a permanent National Action Committee on EVAW reporting to the President.