The evidence is in. Programmes are more effective, impactful and sustainable when all community members – especially women and girls - are included in the design, implementation and monitoring of humanitarian and development programmes. When women and girls are not included, we miss opportunities to leverage our support to its highest potential and to help communities improve their quality of life more quickly. Most importantly, when we do not intentionally include women and girls, we miss opportunities to assist marginalised groups in claiming their basic human rights.
At Mercy Corps, we use a gender approach (and not a women’s approach) because we recognize that sustainable solutions to the challenges outlined above require that men and boys play key roles as partners, supporters and advocates of the integration of women’s and girls’ participation in their communities.
Download our Gender Approach below to read more about our strategy.
AttachmentsSector Approach: Gender
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Nigeria: Adolescent Girls in Northern Nigeria: Financial Inclusion and Entrepreneurship Opportunities April 26, 2013
Adolescent Girls in Northern Nigeria: Financial Inclusion and Entrepreneurship Opportunities Profile profiled 1,800 adolescent girls (ages 15 to 19) and private sector actors across the northern Ni
BRIDGE & Gender Mainstreaming Guide February 3, 2011
• Do you believe that gender mainstreaming is important but you are not sure how to put into practice a gender approach?
Empowering Women Worldwide November 11, 2010
The strength of Mercy Corps’ global efforts lies in working with a diversity of people: men, women, children, government officials, community organisers, teachers, nurses, farmers, anyone with a st