This toolkit outlines key considerations and steps for conducting a gender analysis, explains how to engage with stakeholders, provides tools and resources, and gives examples of gender analyses conducted in Kenya and Cameroon.
The toolkit contains all the information needed to conduct a comprehensive gender analysis. However, in recognition that programs may want to conduct a more streamlined analysis, key steps can be found on pages 7-16. Each step can be streamlined based on time, resources, and information available for a gender analysis.
A gender analysis can be used to increase the effectiveness of HIV prevention, care, and treatment activities for key populations by identifying the specific gender issues in a given context, describing how they could affect a program’s goals, and identifying ways to work around or transform gender related barriers and leverage gender-related opportunities. For USAID-funded projects, USAID requires that a gender analysis be conducted during the project design phase to inform a project’s design and implementation; it is the first step in the gender integration process.
Key population engagement and leadership are vital throughout the gender analysis process and specific opportunities will be identified throughout this toolkit.