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Addressing Gender Disparities through Organization Development. 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

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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

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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

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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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