Chandra-Mouli V, Kagesten A. Realizing gender equality: Are gender transformative interventions the answer ? Medicus Mundi Schweiz, 155, 2020
This newsletter poses and responses to four questions. It then sets our five implications for action.
1. Why is gender inequality important to address?
2. What do we mean by gender transformative approaches and how common are they?
3. What do we know about the feasibility and impact of gender transformative approaches to improve adolescent health?
4. What are the implications for the future ?
First, we need evidence on the long-term impact on actual health outcomes.
Secondly, we need to tap into the influence of such initiatives on the broader community norms that young people are embedded in and navigate within their local contexts
Thirdly, we need evaluation approaches that capture the full complexity of gender transformative initiatives, such as on what works (or what does not) in implementation, and the careful balance between fidelity to original models with that of local adaptation needs
Fourthly, we need to broaden the focus of programmes to include all children and young people irrespective of their age, sex, gender or sexual identity
Finally, we must address structural factors to create the space for large-scale and sustained change in gender equality. Read More