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Programme design tools

Start here if you are looking to begin your gender equity programming journey.

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.

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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]

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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]

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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.

Download the template here

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 Gender-Responsive Budgeting Tool

The tool facilitates the teams in understanding what gender-responsive budgeting is, why it is done and the process involved in developing gender-responsive budgets.

The tool is derived from the “Handbook on Costing Gender Equality” published by UN Women, which draws on experiences and lessons from their global programme. The tool also utilises “Gender Responsive Budgeting in Asia and the Pacific” published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

[View the budgeting tool (PDF) here]

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UNICEF: A Practical Guide to Integrate a Gender Lens into Immunization Programmes

This guidance is a practical resource to help programmes in South Asia to plan and integrate the diverse needs, capacities and engagement of girls and boys, women and men in immunization programmes and outcomes. The approaches can be considered and adapted in the context of eye health.

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Gender, Inclusion, Power and Politics (GIPP) Analysis Toolkit

SDDirect, Christian Aid and the Evidence and Collaboration for Inclusive Development (ECID) programme launched their Gender, Inclusion, Power and Politics (GIPP) Analysis Toolkit which aims to embed gender equality, inclusion and power analysis into the locally-driven political economy analysis.

As a programming tool, it can help the development of a detailed picture of the root causes of problems, the roles of different stakeholders, and the processes to achieve positive change.

Access Part 1 and Part 2 of the Toolkit.

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Disability Inclusive Rapid Gender Analysis

A Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) provides information about the different needs, capacities and coping strategies of women, men, girls and boys in a crisis situation. Results of a Rapid Gender Analysis are available quickly and are used to design the humanitarian response planning.

In crisis situations, eye health programmes are also affected, so the RGA can applied through an eye health lens.

Access the resource from Light for the World.

Access more of the Gender Equity Toolkit