GameChange Network blog is an informal network of people and organisations aiming at innovation, learning and advocacy for Gender Justice – empowerment of women and men of all ages and backgrounds to change their lives and help others change theirs.
‘GENDER’ IS SIMPLE: IT MEANS WOMEN AND MEN TREATING EACH OTHER LIKE EQUAL HUMAN BEINGS WITH EQUAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Once that is clearly understood and followed other things all fall into place. But working out the details of how that understanding can be maintained and mainstreamed in complex realities of development practice and policy requires experience, commitment and a lot of patience.
It aims to bring together partners and innovations on two levels:
- Empowerment methodologies (particularly experience and innovation in Participatory Action Learning System (PALS), Gender Action Learning for Sustainability at Scale (GALSatScale) and Financial Action Learning System(FALS) that enable women and men to identify and implement their own individual and collective strategies for increasing human rights, particularly women’s human rights as stated in 1979 UN Convention on Elimination of ALL forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the rights of children youth and older people.
- Macro-level mainstreaming of gender and generational justice aims and strategies identified at community-level into institutional decision-making and practice and policy advocacy. This includes empowerment mainstreaming in private sector, cooperatives, financial service providers and donor development programmes and projects.
This blog is an ongoing voluntary project managed by Linda Mayoux to link the various organisations she works with and share the resources developed so we can all learn from each other.
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