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Mainstreaming Gender in Water and Sanitation

ACCESS TO INFORMATION AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICIES AWARENESS RAISING AWARENESS RAISING ACTIVITIES BARRIERS TO PARTICIPATION BARRIERS TO WOMEN BEHAVIOR CHANGE BEHAVIOUR CHANGE CAPACITY BUILDING CAREGIVERS CHILD HEALTH CITIZEN CITIZENS CITIZENSHIP CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS COMMUNICATION CHANNELS COMMUNITY WATER CONNECTION POLICIES CONTROL OVER RESOURCES CULTURAL BARRIERS TO WOMEN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION DISEASES DISSEMINATION EARTH SUMMIT ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES EDUCATION STRATEGIES EMPOWERING WOMEN EPIDEMIC EQUAL BASIS WITH MEN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EQUAL PARTICIPATION EQUAL REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN EQUAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES EQUAL WORK ETHNIC GROUPS FAMILY MEMBERS FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES FUTURE GENERATIONS GENDER GENDER ANALYSIS GENDER ASSESSMENTS GENDER AWARENESS GENDER CONCERNS GENDER CONSIDERATIONS GENDER DIMENSIONS GENDER EQUALITY GENDER EXPERTISE GENDER FOCAL POINT GENDER FOCAL POINTS GENDER INDICATORS GENDER INEQUALITIES GENDER INEQUALITY GENDER ISSUE GENDER ISSUES GENDER MAINSTREAMING GENDER PERSPECTIVE GENDER PERSPECTIVES GENDER RELATIONS GENDER REPRESENTATION GENDER RESPONSIVE GOVERNANCE GENDER ROLES GENDER SENSITIVE GENDER SENSITIVE INDICATORS GENDER SPECIALISTS GENDER SPECIFIC GENDER STRATEGIES GENDER TARGETS GIRLS GOVERNMENT AGENCIES GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS HIV HOUSEHOLD LEVEL HOUSEHOLDS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INFORMED DECISIONS INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS INSTITUTIONAL REFORM LEGAL PROTECTION LEGAL STATUS LEVELS OF KNOWLEDGE LINKAGE BETWEEN GENDER LIVING CONDITIONS LOCAL COMMUNITY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS LOW INCOME AREAS MARITAL STATUS MATERNAL HEALTH MATERNAL HEALTH CARE MATERNITY LEAVE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS MORTALITY MOTHER MUNICIPALITIES NATIONAL GENDER POLICY NATIONAL GOVERNMENT NATIONAL LEVEL NATIONAL POLICY NATIONAL STRATEGY NUTRITION OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN PANDEMIC PARADIGM SHIFT PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN PARTICIPATORY APPROACHES PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS PERFORMANCE INDICATORS PIT LATRINES POLICY FORMULATION POLICY GOALS POLICY LEVEL POLICY MAKERS POPULATION DIVISION POWER OF WOMEN PRACTITIONERS PREGNANCY PRIMARY SCHOOL PRIVATE OPERATOR PRIVATE OPERATORS PROGRESS PROPERTY OWNERS PROVISION OF SERVICES PUBLIC HEARINGS PUBLIC SPHERE PUBLIC TOILETS QUALITY SERVICES RAPID POPULATION GROWTH REDRESS INEQUALITY REPRODUCTIVE ROLES RESOURCE ALLOCATION RESPECT RESPONSIBILITIES OF MEN RISK FACTORS ROLE MODELS ROLE OF WOMEN RURAL AREAS RURAL WATER SAFE WATER SANITATION SANITATION DEVELOPMENT SANITATION FACILITIES SANITATION SECTOR SANITATION SERVICE SANITATION SERVICE PROVIDERS SANITATION SERVICES SANITATION STRATEGY SANITATION WATER SCHOOL ATTENDANCE SCHOOL ENROLMENT SERVICE DELIVERY SERVICE PROVIDERS SERVICE QUALITY SEWAGE DISPOSAL SEWERAGE SERVICES SEX SEX ROLES SIZE OF FAMILIES SMALL TOWN SMALL TOWN WATER SMALL TOWNS SOCIAL AFFAIRS SOCIAL COUNCIL SOCIAL EQUALITY SOCIAL EQUITY SOCIAL NORMS SOCIAL SCIENCE SPOUSES SUPPLY NETWORKS SUSTAINABLE ACCESS TARIFF SETTING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE UNDP UNICEF UNITED NATIONS URBAN AREAS URBAN CENTERS URBAN SANITATION URBAN WATER URBANIZATION UTILITIES UTILITY MANAGERS VICTIMS VULNERABILITY VULNERABLE GROUPS WATER COMPANY WATER MANAGEMENT WATER POLICY WATER RESOURCE WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT WATER RESOURCES WATER SALES WATER SECTOR WATER SELLERS WATER SERVICES WATER SHORTAGES WATER SUPPLIES WATER SUPPLY WATER SUPPLY MANAGEMENT WATER SYSTEM WATER USERS WELFARE APPROACH WID WOMAN WOMEN IN DECISION MAKING WOMEN IN DEVELOPMENT WORK FORCE WORKFORCE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WORLD POPULATION
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Washington, DC
Africa | Kenya
2014-03-13T21:18:07Z | 2014-03-13T21:18:07Z | 2010-11

Gender is a concept that refers to socially constructed roles, behavior, activities and attributes that a particular society considers appropriate and ascribes to men and women. A useful definition of the concept of gender mainstreaming is provided by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (1997), suggests that mainstreaming a gender perspective is the process of assessing the implications for women and men of any planned action, including legislation, policies or programs, in all areas and at all levels. It is a strategy for making the concerns and experiences of women as well as men, an integral dimension of the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programs in all political, economic and societal spheres, so that women and men benefit equally and inequality is not perpetuated. The ultimate goal is to achieve gender equality. The chapters that follow highlight in a short summary form experiences of mainstreaming gender at various levels in the water and sanitation sector. It begins with a discussion on gender responses to policy and its requirement for analysis and clear policy objectives to guide operations. The second section touches on experiences of mainstreaming gender within sector operations, beginning with the importance of mainstreaming in the workplace. Section three addresses gender responses to monitoring and evaluation processes, while the fourth section examines responses to gender issues within accountability and voice initiatives. Section five assesses gender responses within hygiene and behavior change programs, while section six examines the linkages between water, sanitation and HIV/AIDS. This is followed by an assessment of the way ahead. In each section good mainstreaming practices are highlighted, while a checklist summarizes key points to consider when mainstreaming gender.

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