We conducted sex- and gender-based analyses in eight countries, which will set the stage for gender action planning to respond to recommendations. This has now become a standard practice for all new projects. The recommendations from previously completed studies have led to countries employing new strategies to promote gender equality, including improving the decision-making power of women and promoting the meaningful engagement of men.
We partnered with the Society for Women Development and Empowerment in Nigeria to implement the gender components of a behaviour change strategy. This model has been shared across the organization and country teams have been encouraged to explore the potential of collaborating with women’s rights organizations in their contexts.