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Addressing gender disparities through organization development

Addressing Gender Disparities through Organization Development

LOCAL PARTNERS CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM


Local partners capacity building program

Local Partners Capacity Building Program

  • LPCB is an organization development and competitive grants program for HIV and AIDS organizations in Zambia

  • Funded by PEPFAR through USAID-Zambia

  • Aims to improve the capacity of local NGOs, FBOs and CBOs to ensure efficient and effective expansion of HIV and AIDS programs

LOCAL PARTNERS CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM


Gender and hiv and aids

Gender and HIV and AIDS

  • Gender disparities impact the spread of HIV and AIDS through unequal power relations and their affect sexual behaviour

  • Among LCPC partners,

    the majority of senior staff

    positions were held by

    males while the majority of

    beneficiaries were female

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Key interventions

Key Interventions

  • Gender and Leadership training for 107 Partner Organizations (POs)

  • Training in Gender Analysis for 107 POs

  • Gender Framework (guidelines) developed

  • LPCB funded community gender initiatives

  • Mentoring/backstopping of POs

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Gender and leadership training

Gender and Leadership Training

  • General introduction to Gender and how it is relevant to Organization Leadership

    • Governance (board)

    • Management (leadership style, barriers to women’s advancement in organization, etc.)

    • Organizational culture (attitudes/behaviour that influence decision-making, etc.)

    • Day-to-day interaction between men and women

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Gender analysis training

Gender Analysis Training

  • Practical gender analysis using Harvard Analytical Framework

  • Integrating results from gender analysis into development programming

    • Internal (within the organization)

    • External (in relation to programs)

      • Social, cultural norms (attitudes/behaviour that influence decision-making, etc., in society)

      • Day-to-day interaction between men and women in communities with whom POs work

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Gender framework

Gender Framework

  • Numbers of women and men at every level of organization (especially in decision-making)

  • Policies to promote gender equality in governance, strategy, programs, and HR

  • Organizational culture that promotes inclusion, diversity, safety

  • Practices to implement policies effectively

  • Reference to National plans and frameworks

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Community gender initiatives

Community Gender Initiatives

  • Grants encouraged gender initiatives

  • Examples of activities selected for funding:

    • Awareness-raising on

      gender-based violence(GBV)

    • Increasing male involvement

      in PMTCT

    • Sensitization on how unequal

      power relations impact HIV/AIDS

    • Couples counselling using

      “RESPECT” model

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Mentoring of pos

Mentoring of POs

  • On-site follow-up by LPCB HIV and AIDS Technical Team

  • Similar support provided from Capacity Leaders and Organization Development Facilitators (ODFs) trained by LPCB

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Resources required challenges

Resources Required & Challenges

  • To date a total of approx. USD 105,000 was spent on gender trainings and USD 321,561provided in direct funding to POs focusing on gender activities

  • Specific gender activities were initiated later in LPCB’s period of performance

  • Changing deeply-entrenched cultural norms cannot happen overnight

  • Women and victims of GBV do not feel empowered to challenge the status quo

LOCAL PARTNERS CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM


Achievements

Achievements

  • LPCB successfully:

    • Incorporated gender into its OD approach

    • Funded 9 community-level initiatives addressing harmful gender norms and behaviors

  • In 2012, 54% of partner organizations enrolled were woman-led or women-focused, an increase of 32% from 2007-2011

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Lessons learnt

Lessons Learnt

  • Focus on Gender should be built into project design from the beginning

  • Require gender training & gender analysis as part of grant funding

  • Gender analysis findings must inform programming

  • Data collection efforts should focus on the impact of gender interventions on HIV

  • Evaluate changes in gender norms as a result of programming

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Conclusion

Conclusion

  • Increasing awareness of and response to gender equity issues is a critical component of HIV programming and OD

  • Behaviour change communication activities to transform deeply entrenched gender norms need to be on going

  • Addressing gender disparities requires commitment at all levels: funder, organization, and community

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