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Gender Mainstreaming in Civil Society and Private Sector

The project treated gender equality and women’s empowerment as an integral part of the national social, political, and development agenda, recognized as being at the heart of progress towards, and achievement of, sustainable development. Gender equality means that women and men enjoy full and equal rights, responsibilities, and opportunities regardless of the sector and that gender equality principles should not only be applied in the public sector.

This project is designed to support civil society and private sector becoming more gender-sensitive. It presents a broad range of strategies in several action areas that can be implemented by the entities (businesses and NGOs), irrespective of the number of women members. In order to forward the overall objective of the project the following specific objectives are aimed to be achieved: Contribute to a gender-sensitive civil society and private sector that respond to the needs and interests of both men and women in its structures, operations, methods, and work; Promote and achieve equality in numbers of women and men across all bodies and internal structures of organizations. (Committees, Presidiums, Boards, and other bodies); Develop a gender equality policy framework suited to national civil society context (inclusive of Sexual Harassment Policy and Code of Conduct for civil society and private sector); and Promote Gender Equality as the positive thing to do in the 21 century.

This project was implemented by KGSC within the program Engagement for Equity, funded by USAID, managed by the Advocacy Training and Resource Center – ATRC