This session at the Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership took a look at internal equity programs in the development sector â€“ how do we walk the talk in our own organizations?
During the hands-on workshop portion of the session, facilitators presented gender audit tools and participants had the opportunity to use theseÂ tools to reflect on their own organizationâ€™s approach to gender equality, identify gaps and come up with key recommendations for the next steps. Here are the tools from the session:Â
As an organization engaged in the pursuit of social justice and equality around the world and in Canada, Inter Pares has also considered itself a feminist organization throughout the majority of its thirty-five-year existence. Feminist analysis and principles have played a central, if not defining, role in the development of the organizationâ€™s internal practices, program priorities, and long-term collaborations. But this rich history had never been documented or explored until now.Â
By defining principles, we are working to create a framework that can guide Oxfam staff in their work. Much like Oxfamâ€™s existing Partnership Principles, a set of Feminist Principles would shape and guide approaches to our work â€“ with partners, in our programs, our humanitarian work, our policy, and campaigns as well as in our organizational culture and behavior.
This guide is intended to help you conduct a gender audit-organizational transformation process in your organization. As a facilitator, you and your team will carry out several activities to advance gender equality and create a strong gender action plan in your organization. These steps, plus the necessary material, are outlined and contained in this handbook.Â