Gender Equality and Equity

An African couple. Photo: Nanomsky/Flickr
Ethiopian young men and women. Photo: A.Davey/Flickr
African man and woman. Photo: fotolia - poco_bw/Flickr

We place great emphasis on understanding how to accelerate gender equality, how to address barriers to female participation in all spheres of life, and how to improve health and economic outcomes for girls, boys, men and women.

Developed accountability system and tools to Improve women’s health

– In Malawi, synthesis and translation of evidence and policy dialogue on child marriages led to a commitment by the government to end the practice by 2027. In addition, through our work with the parliamentary committee for health, Malawi Government created a budget line for family planning and increased budget for the health sectors

– In Kenya, AFIDEP provided technical support to operationalise a performance monitoring and accountability framework and an integrated scorecard to be used by local governments in the country’s 47 counties. These tools allow for collection of data on Reproductive, Maternal Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH), Gender Based Violence and HIV in Kenya.

Gender lens to our capacity strengthening programs

Ms. Velia Manyonga, Head of the Research Division at the Parliament of Malawi, was the first recipient of the Africa Evidence Leadership Award (AELA). She said,

“This award has been made possible by the support we got from think tanks like AFIDEP.” Watch Video

Current Projects

July 2023 to Present

Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Program is dedicated to catalyzing transformational change in the realm of gender-responsive macroeconomic policy. Our mission is to shatter persistent barriers that hinder women’s equitable participation in economic activities across Africa. Through evidence-driven policy solutions, strategic partnerships, and advocacy, we strive to create a future where women’s economic empowerment is not just a goal, but a reality.

Past Projects

December 2019 to July 2020

The project aimed at compiling and assessing laws and policies that have been enacted by SADC member states to address the prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence and for key service providers to effectively respond to gender-based violence.

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