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Gender 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

Gender equity is a cross-cutting theme across all of our programmes. 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