The Gender Equity Work Group has identified tools that can support the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of eye health programmes. Proper programme design is the key to developing gender sensitive, gender responsive and gender transformative eye health programmes, which is why this section of the toolkit focuses on resources for gender analysis and gender-responsive budgeting.
Intersectionality Resource Guide and Toolkit
This Resource Guide and Toolkit offers a starting point for those wishing to deepen their understanding and apply an intersectional approach to their work. It aims to provide conceptual clarity, a practical framework and tools for reducing compounded and intersecting inequalities faced by people experiencing diverse and compounded forms of discrimination. Its purpose is to:
Contribute to an understanding of intersectionality that bridges the gap between theory and practice.
Help practitioners, policymakers, and advocates mobilise efforts to address the 2030 Agenda and its goals by embedding an intersectional mindset as part of their policies, programmes and services.
This Resource Guide and Toolkit is comprised of eight enablers and a framework for action that helps the user to reflect and identify actions that can be taken to address intersectionality.
[View the guide here]
Rough Guide to Gender Analysis
The first step to make your eye health programme gender sensitive, gender responsive or even gender transformative is to conduct a gender analysis. With this rough guide developed by the Fred Hollows Foundation you will get a good understanding of what a gender analysis is, why you need to conduct one and how you can do so. It includes practical tools for conducting your gender analysis, such as Terms of Reference for a Gender Analysis.
[View the guide (PDF) here]
Gender Analysis in Eye Health Template
Based on the tools above, a draft template for a Gender Analysis in Eye Health is available, already including some global data. Remember to adapt your gender analysis to the local context. If you have feedback on the tool, please send it to the Gender Equity Work Group.
This handout from the Austrian Development Cooperation summarizes the EU Gender Action Plan II (2016-2020): Gender Analysis on Sector Level and its implications for programmes funded by European countries. It gives an overview of what a gender analysis is, what it should cover and how to conduct one at the sector level. It also provides practical links for the global and European level.