Gender Toolkit: Integrating Gender in Programming for Every Child in South Asia
Sustainable Development Goals: 5
- SDG 5 - Gender Equality
The concepts, process and benefits of integrating gender equality issues have not always been sufficiently understood and incorporated into UNICEF’s programming across South Asia. This toolkit is a step towards strengthening the institutional and individual capacity to undertake gender mainstreaming in UNICEF’s programmes and to advance policy commitments on gender equality. This toolkit provides practical guidance to assist UNICEF staff to effectively integrate gender into all aspects of their work and all stages of the programme cycle. The empowerment of women and girls is most effective if gender is a primary focus of all interventions – starting with assessment, analysis and design phases and through to implementation, monitoring and evaluation. This toolkit is intended to be adapted to the goals and objectives of interventions in each country context, and used alongside other UNICEF’s guidance notes.